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Specialized 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).
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Small white blood cells that bear the major responsibility for carrying out the activities of the immune system; they number about 1 trillion.
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This cohesion is possible primarily because immune cells are mobile; among them, large numbers of lymphocytes traffic continually in a highly regulated manner between secondary lymphoid tissues, where antigens, antigen-presenting cells, immunocompetent lymphocytes, and regulatory cells are located.
The NLR and PLR were calculated by dividing the absolute neutrophil count by the absolute lymphocyte count and dividing the absolute platelet count by the absolute lymphocyte count, respectively.
The morphologic features included the typical nodular architecture, the cytological features of the neoplastic cells including nuclear multilobation leading to the designation "popcorn" cells, and the background of reactive small lymphocytes and bland histiocytes.
In this study, Kwon et al found that lymphocyte count was associated with Gleason score upgrading and neutrophil count was associated with biochemical failure; NLR was not found to have association with any of the study endpoints.
Peripheral blood lymphocytes were isolated by the method of zonal centrifugation on a density gradient (3000 rpm/min, K-24) ficollverografine ([rho]=1.077 g/cm) [21, 22].
Isolation of [CD4.sup.+] T Lymphocytes. A total of 60 mL of venous peripheral blood was collected from each patient and healthy control subject.
Tumour-infiltrating lymphocytes in melanoma prognosis and cancer immunotherapy.
T lymphocytes are distributed in peripheral blood and lymphoid tissues, and differences in T cell components in blood may be associated with changes in the spleen after piglets are stimulated with the CSF vaccine.
It is a good indicator of platelet activation, lymphocyte function, and immune response (3) In obstetrics, the PLR was previously studied as a new inflammatory marker for the diagnosis of preterm premature rupture of membranes, (6) as a predictor for severity of preeclampsia, (7-9) and Kurtoglu et al.
In addition, we calculate neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR); derived Neutrophil to Lymphocyte Ratio (dNLR); Platelet to Lymphocyte Ratio (PLR); and Lymphocyte to Monocyte Ratio (LMR).
WBC differential, including lymphocytes, was performed by volume, conductivity, and five-part scatter measurements (VCS technology).

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