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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The cytotoxic T cells serve as the acquired arm of the immune system, providing a more thorough second line of defense and "memory" by responding vigorously if the same infected cell or tumor surfaces again in the organism.
In addition, since each patient has unique cytotoxic T cells specific to HIV-1, it was important to isolate and expand cells from each patient treated.
They argued that before cytotoxic T cells kill an infected cell, they recognize both a piece of virus and an MHC protein characteristic of the animal.
IL-21 has potent biological activity in regulating key classes of immune cells, including cytotoxic T cells and natural killer cells.
IL-21, a protein discovered through ZymoGenetics' genomic research efforts, stimulates the proliferation and activation of natural killer cells and cytotoxic T cells, cell types involved in the destruction of cancerous and infected cells.
IDM elected to exercice its option to license a selection of epitopes based on the results of its preclinical studies designed to evaluate the stimulation of specific cytotoxic T cells (CTL's) using peptide loaded dendritic cells.
Class I Tetramers, which are primarily used for vaccine development, accurately measure CD8 cytotoxic T cells and have been marketed primarily to biopharmaceutical
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