Self Quiz for The Innate Immune System: 6. Natural Killer (NK) Cells and Invariant Natural Killer T-Lymphocytes (iNKT)
Study the material in this section and then write out the answers to these questions.
Do not just click on the answers and write them out. This will not test your understanding of this tutorial.
1. Viruses and malignant transformation can sometimes interfere with the ability of the infected cell or tumor cell to express MHC-I molecules. This enables them to resist destruction by cytoyoxic T-lymphocytes. However the body is still able to kill these infected cells and tumor cells. Describe how. (ans)
2. Epitopes of glycolipid antigens are recognized by iNKT lymphocytes by way of their _______. (ans)
3. iNKT lymphocytes can also be activated by the cytokine __________ (ans) produced by dendritic cells.
4. iNKT cells promote both innate and adaptive immunity and may also regulate immune responses by way of the ____________ they produce once activated. (ans)
5. Multiple Choice (ans)
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