contrasuppressor cell


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contrasuppressor cell

[kon′trəsəpres′ər]
one of a group of T cells that inhibit the function of suppressor T cells.

contrasuppressor cell

A T cell that inhibits the activity of suppressor T cells. Although a contrasuppressor cell shares this functional capability with T helper cells, it is distinguished from other CD4+ cells by its other cell surface markers and the unique group of cytokines it produces.
See also: cell