cytotoxic T cell

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cytotoxic T cell

[¦sīd·ə‚täk·sik ′tē ‚sel]
(immunology)
A type of T cell which protects against pathogens that invade host cell cytoplasm, where they cannot be bound by antibodies, by recognizing and killing the host cell before the pathogens can proliferate and escape.
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They treated the CD8 T-cells with TAT2 and combined them with the CD4 T-cells in the dish-and found that the treated CD8 cells inhibited production of HIV by the CD4 cells.
Clinical trials including more than 220 patients in Europe, North America, South Africa and Taiwan have demonstrated the potential of IL-7 to expand and protect CD4 and CD8 T-cells.
2% increase in the ratio of beneficial CD4 T-cells to CD8 T-cells.
Clinical trials including more than 180 patients in Europe, North America, South Africa and Taiwan have demonstrated the potential of IL-7 to expand and protect CD4 and CD8 T-cells.
Data from INSPIRE 2 HIV Study Show That CYT107 Administration Can Significantly Expand CD4 and CD8 T-cells with Lower Expression of PD-1 While Increasing the Expression of Gut Homing Molecules That May Result in the Restoration of the CD4 T-cell Population of the Gut Mucosa
Clinical trials conducted on more than 110 patients in Europe, North America and Taiwan have demonstrated the potential of IL-7 to expand and protect CD4 and CD8 T-cells.
TAT0002 was previously shown to stimulate the production of IFN-gamma -- a molecule involved in the anti-viral response of cytotoxic CD8 T-cells specific for the HIV-1 AIDS virus -- and to enhance the ability of the CD8 cells to proliferate and kill HIV-1-infected CD4 cells.