CD56 Expression Marks Human Group 2 Innate Lymphoid Cell Divergence from a Shared NK Cell and Group 3 Innate Lymphoid Cell Developmental Pathway.

Chen L, Youssef Y, Robinson C, Ernst GF, Carson MY, Young KA, Scoville SD, Zhang X, Harris R, Sekhri P, Mansour AG, Chan WK, Nalin AP, Mao HC, Hughes T, Mace EM, Pan Y, Rustagi N, Chatterjee SS, Gunaratne PH, Behbehani GK, Mundy-Bosse BL, Caligiuri MA, Freud AG
Immunity 49 464-476.e4 01/18/2018


According to the established model of murine innate lymphoid cell (ILC) development, helper ILCs develop separately from natural killer (NK) cells. However, it is unclear how helper ILCs and NK cells develop in humans. Here we elucidated key steps of NK cell, ILC2, and ILC3 development within human tonsils using ex vivo molecular and functional profiling and lineage differentiation assays. We demonstrated that while tonsillar NK cells, ILC2s, and ILC3s originated from a common CD34

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