primed lymphocyte

primed lymphocyte

[′prīmd ′lim·fə‚sīt]
(immunology)
A lymphocyte that is from an immunized individual or that has been exposed to antigen in cell culture and is therefore sensitized.
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Macrophage are responsive to a number of lymphokines that induce their growth differentiation and activation; since lymphokines are released by primed lymphocytes, produced chiefly by T-lymphocytes, on contact with an antigen [21], and the demonstration of a lymphookine mediated reaction in this study strongly supported the existence of T like lymphocytes in Tilapias and that the fish is capable of delayed hypersensitivity reactions.
The authors of the paper conclude, "Oimmunotherapy in combination with primed lymphocytes and autologous stem cell transplantation shows encouraging signals of potential activity in acute myeloid leukemia.