What is Perforin?

Perforin is produced by cytotoxic T cells and NK cells as an effector molecule in the cell-mediated destruction of target cells. Perforin is responsible for pore formation and facilitates the delivery of granzymes which induces apoptosis of the target cell.

Alternative analyte names:Perforin, PFN
Cell types:T cell, Tc, Th1, Treg, NK cell
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