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lymphocytesSpecialized white cells concerned in the body's immune system. Several different types can be distinguished. B lymphocytes produce antibodies (IMMUNOGLOBULINS) and are divided into the plasma cells that secrete the immunoglobulins and memory cells that act when the event that stimulated antibody selection recurs. T lymphocytes help to protect against virus infections and cancer and are divided into helper cells, suppressor cells, cytotoxic cells, memory cells and mediators of delayed hypersensitivity. There are also large granular lymphocytes. These are the KILLER CELLS (K cells) and the natural killer cells (NK cells).
lymphocytespopulation of white blood cells (22-28% of circulating leukocytes)
B lymphocytes; B cell non-thymus-dependent, circulating or lymph gland-located lymphocyte, of short lifespan; produce immunoglobulins in response to presented antigens
T lymphocytes; T cell thymus-derived lymphocyte, of long lifespan (months/years) responsible for cell-mediated sensitivity
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