Latest Natural Killer T cell Stories

2009-10-21 05:00:00

PRINCETON, N.J. and WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- BioWa, Inc. (BioWa) and NKT Therapeutics, Inc. (NKTT), announced today that they have entered into an agreement which provides NKTT with access to BioWa's patented POTELLIGENT(®) Technology platform for the development of antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) enhanced antibodies. The agreement grants NKTT non-exclusive rights to research, develop, manufacture and commercialize antibodies targeting...

2009-09-01 07:50:00

GENEVA, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Selexis SA ("Selexis") and NKT Therapeutics, Inc. ("NKTT") announce today that they have entered into a research services agreement whereby Selexis will screen antibody variants and generate high performance CHO-based production cell lines using their novel platform named INTEGRA-D2M(TM). The Selexis INTEGRA-D2M(TM) platform enables the rapid isolation of production cell lines concomitant with the selection of lead compounds from libraries of protein variants...

2008-11-03 15:00:06

Enzo Biochem, Inc. (NYSE:ENZ) reported today that recent work supported by Enzo will be presented at the Liver Conference(R), sponsored by the American Society for the Study of Liver Diseases (ASSLD), detailing research advances in understanding Natural Killer cells (NKT cells) -- lymphocytes that play a major role in immune surveillance and are involved in important processes such as autoimmunity and cancer. The research presented focuses on the following key areas involving NKT...

2005-10-03 14:55:34

Mice that were fed diets high in fat and sugar developed immune system abnormalities in their livers, including reduced numbers of natural killer T (NKT) cells. These diet-related changes may contribute to obesity-related liver disease, according to a new study. The study is published in the October 2005 issue of Hepatology, the official journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD). Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hepatology is available online via...

2005-06-20 21:57:23

With the advent of nuclear-transfer cloning, it is now possible to produce mice from the nuclei of differentiated cells, such as peripheral blood lymphocytes and olfactory sensory neurons. However, unlike most other clones, those formed with the nuclei of differentiated cells were generated by a two-step nuclear-transfer procedure that might allow the donor genome further reprogramming. Thus, these findings do not settle the question of whether the egg cytoplasm can itself reprogram a fully...

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