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.
Paterson has found ways to modify the presentation of antigen by Listeria constructs to the immune system, that Listeria vaccines exert an extremely powerful stimulatory direct effect upon the generation of tumor killing cytotoxic T cells in ways that result in therapeutic responses not seen heretofore," Dr.
Using specific antibodies, they looked for three major types of immune cells: cytotoxic T cells, helper T cells and dendritic cells as well as tumor cells.
The poster presentation, "Defibrotide and Oligotide, Two DNA-Based Drugs, Protect Human Microvascular Endothelial Cells Against Chemotherapy-Induced Damage and Activation," reports that data showed the drugs' potential ability to protect human endothelial cells from chemotherapy-induced activation, transendothelial migration and apoptotic damage and may eliminate the increased allogenicity of cytotoxic T cells (CTL).
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