Antibody Dependent Cell Mediated Cytotoxicity ADCC Kills Cells

The linking of antibody bound to target cells (virus infected cells of the host) with the Fc receptors of a number of cell types, particularly natural killer (NK) cells, can direct the cy-totoxic activities of the effector cell against the target cell. In this process, called antibody-dependent cell-mediated cyto-toxicity (ADCC), the antibody acts as a newly acquired receptor enabling the attacking cell to recognize and kill the target cell. The phenomenon of ADCC is discussed in Chapter 14.

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