Left-handedness and cellular immunity

F. Banhidy, Zs Malczer, P. Sikloa, A. Laazld

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Objective:Natural Killer /NK/ and Killer /K/ cell activity was measured in healthy blood donors. Patients were divided into two groups according to dominant handedness in order to examine the differences between the cellular immune status of right and left-handed patients. Study design:Bloodsamples were taken from 100 right- and 12 lefthanded women. NK cell activity was measured in relation to target cells derived from the K-562- myeloid leukaemia cell line. The antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity of K cells in relation to"0" Rh pos +/D/ red blood cells was also measured. The cytotoxic enzyme kinetics model was used to determine the maximum NK and K cell activity. In the mathematical analysis non-parametrical trials were used. Results:We found a significant increase in both of the NK and K cell activity in left-handed women compared to the healthy control /NK:p<0.0001 K:p<0.001J. Conclusion:There is only(tm)a few study in the literature about left-handedness. Our study may help in better recognition how left-handedness influences the immune-system of the human organism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)A129
JournalFASEB Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1996


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics

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Banhidy, F., Malczer, Z., Sikloa, P., & Laazld, A. (1996). Left-handedness and cellular immunity. FASEB Journal, 10(3), A129.