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What does NKC stand for?

NKC stands for Natural Killer Cell

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In addition, depression has been linked to immune function deficits, such as decreased natural killer cell activity, according to a presentation at the annual meeting of the American College of Psychiatrists.
Also see Evans 2002 (3): "Our findings provide the first evidence that depression may alter the function of killer lymphocytes in HIV-infected women and suggest that depression may decrease natural killer cell activity and lead to an increase in activated CD8 T lymphocytes and viral load" (quote from the abstract).
The study, which found that long-term immune function decreases in proportion to how many times a woman has intentionally lost weight, measured natural killer cell activity in the women's blood.