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BioMed Research International
Volume 2015, Article ID 238431, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/238431
Review Article

Functional Alteration of Natural Killer Cells and Cytotoxic T Lymphocytes upon Asbestos Exposure and in Malignant Mesothelioma Patients

1Department of Hygiene, Kawasaki Medical School, 577 Matsushima, Kurashiki 701-0192, Japan
2Laboratory of Functional Glycobiochemistry, Department of Biofunctional Chemistry, Division of Agricultural and Life Science, Graduate School of Environmental and Life Science, Okayama University, Okayama 700-8530, Japan
3Okayama Rosai Hospital, Okayama 702-8055, Japan
4Department of Respiratory Medicine, Hyogo College of Medicine, Nishimomiya 663-8501, Japan
5Department of Medical Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, Kinki University, Sayama 589-8511, Japan

Received 30 June 2014; Accepted 29 September 2014

Academic Editor: Mohammad Owais

Copyright © 2015 Yasumitsu Nishimura et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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