LAK cell


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LAK cell

 (lăk)
n.
A cell that is cytotoxic especially against tumor cells, produced in vitro by cultivating lymphocytes with the lymphokine interleukin-2. LAK cells have been used as an experimental cancer treatment.

[l(ymphokine-)a(ctivated) k(iller cell).]
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Lukjanova et al., "Time-dependent changes of LAK cell phenotypes correlate with the secretion of different cytotoxic proteins," Immunology Letters, vol.
Oldfield, "Intratumoral LAK cell and interleukin-2 therapy of human gliomas," Journal of Neurosurgery, vol.
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