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NK receptors: it's all in the name
  1. Salim I Khakoo,
  2. KhaleelM Jamil,
  3. Kuldeep S Cheent
  1. Division of Medicine, Imperial College London, St Mary's Hospital Campus, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Salim Khakoo, Division of Medicine, Imperial College London, St Mary's Hospital Campus, South Wharf Road, London W2 1PG, UK; skhakoo{at}imperial.ac.uk

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We read with interest the paper by Muhanna et al on natural killer cells, their role in ameliorating liver fibrosis and in particular the role of inhibitory receptors for major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I.1 We would like to clarify the often confusing terminology of inhibitory receptors for natural killer cells.

In the article by Muhanna et al, they refer to KIR as ‘killer immunoglobulin-related receptors’. This is not correct. The terminology ‘KIR’ correctly applies to the ‘killer …

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