cytotoxic T cells


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cytotoxic T cells

T lymphocytes (usually CD8 cells) that kill target cells when they identify foreign MHC molecules on their cell membranes.
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Th researchers say the CNTs' topography boosts interactions between cells and long-term cultures, offering a fast and effective stimulation of the cytotoxic T cells that are key to eradicate cancer.
Specifically, the investigators examined the NK cell cytoskeleton (the part of each cell primarily responsible for the spatial organization of its components) during target cell killing in comparison to that of cytotoxic T cells.
The researchers were working at the John Curtin School of Medical Research in Canberra, Australia, in the early 1970s when they began to study how genetic variability influences the response of cytotoxic T cells.
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