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NK cell

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noun

An abbreviated form for Natural Killer cell, a form of T lymphocyte that kills target cell through antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity.


Supplement

This type of cell attacks tumor cells and infected cells by releasing chemicals that are toxic to the cell, resulting to cell death of the target cell.


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If you could link me to a scholarly article that describes how after endosymbiosis, the bacterial cell and it's eukaryotic host coordinated replication Maybe this helps? http://rstb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/365/1541/699.full.pdf

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Plasmid yield/concentration

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Topic: Plasmid yield/concentration
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Plasmid yield/concentration

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