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The Role of the BAFF/APRIL System in the Biology of NK and iNKT cells

posted on 2018-08-31, 21:25 authored by PIN SHIE QUAH
BAFF and APRIL are two key chemical molecules which signal certain immune cells to develop and grow, to perform their functions, or to live or to die. This thesis examines the role of the BAFF/APRIL system in two cancer-fighting cells called natural killer cells and natural killer T cells. A better understanding of the influence that BAFF and APRIL have on these cells may create an opportunity for the development of new treatments against cancer and other immune disorders.


Principal supervisor

Fabienne Mackay

Additional supervisor 1

Daniel Mark Andrews

Additional supervisor 2

Kirsten Fairfax

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Central Clinical School

Additional Institution or Organisation

Immunology - Alfred

Campus location



Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences

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