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T helper cell

see helper lymphocyte.
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David Hafler (both Yale University, New Haven and the Broad Institute of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT, and Harvard University, USA) observed changes in CD4 positive T helper cells (Th) in humans, which were associated with specific dietary habits.
A specific subset of T helper cells produces the cytokine interleukin 17 and is therefore called Th17 for short.
VA-E application resulted in a disappearance of primary QoL association (personality and social) with T helper cells (r > -0.
In the body, immune cells called CD4 T helper cells produce a host of proteins, including interleukin-4, that orchestrate the response to invaders.
They had known about T helper cells, so called because they prod other lymphocytes to act, and cytotoxic T cells, which attack and destroy undesirable cells.
noticed that two types of T helper cells exist in mice, each associated with a distinctive bouquet of chemical messengers.
In retrospect, having two kinds of T helper cells makes a lot of sense.
T helper cells are the sergeants that roust T or B cells into action.