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T cell

[′tē ‚sel]
(immunology)
One of a heterogeneous population of thymus-derived lymphocytes which participates in the immune responses. Also known as T lymphocyte.
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The iPS cells then generated fully active, cancer-specific T lymphocytes.
Previous research has shown that killer T lymphocytes produced in the lab using conventional methods are inefficient in killing cancer cells mainly because they have a very short life-span, which limits their use as treatment for cancer.
Association of depression, CD8+ T lymphocytes, and natural killer cell activity: Implications for morbidity and mortality in human immunodeficiency virus disease.
The development of T lymphocytes with increased ability to secrete and reutilize IL-2 was observed even at 3 days postexposure.
B cell stimulating factor 2/interleukin 6 is a costimulant for human thymocytes and T lymphocytes.
A thymic deficiency in the newborn will result in lack of T lymphocytes and in the quick appearance of physiological complications that will translate into slowed growth rate or repetitive infections, and possibly lead to premature death.
In test-tube experiments, they found that the vpr protein spurs healthy T lymphocytes to initiate programmed cell death.
Functionally inert HIV-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes do not play a major role in chronically infected adults and children.
Memory and distribution of virus-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) and CTL precursors after rotavirus infection.
The ARGENT GvHD product includes infusion of donor T lymphocytes engineered with a gene encoding an inactive apoptosis protein.
Using radioactive assays to measurethe number of cells killed, scientists in France and the United States discovered that some of the blood cells called T lymphocytes turn into killers when confronted with other cells infected with the AIDS virus (HIV).
In a study of homosexual men without overt signs of AIDS, 33 of 67 men who showed signs fo recent cytomegalovirus infection had an abnormal ratio between two types of white blood cells called T lymphocytes.