UNIT 9.10 Assays of Natural Killer (NK) Cell Ligation to Target Cells

  1. Filippo Renò1,
  2. Stefano Papa1,
  3. Marco Vitale2,
  4. Loris Zamai3

Published Online: 1 MAY 2001

DOI: 10.1002/0471142956.cy0910s04

Current Protocols in Cytometry

Current Protocols in Cytometry

How to Cite

Renò, F., Papa, S., Vitale, M. and Zamai, L. 2001. Assays of Natural Killer (NK) Cell Ligation to Target Cells. Current Protocols in Cytometry. 4:9.10:9.10.1–9.10.8.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Urbino, Urbino, Italy

  2. 2

    University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy

  3. 3

    University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 MAY 2001
  2. Published Print: APR 1998


Assays for natural killer cells have long been established in the flow repertoire, but successful application of a flow-based protocol requires attention to many details. This unit provides these details in a comprehensive manner. In particular, the assay is designed for simple bench-top cytometers, rather than for more complex research instruments. Following this protocol, even a novice user should be able to achieve successful completion of an NK assay.