colony forming unit-lymphocyte cells

colony forming unit-lymphocyte cells

a subpopulation of multipotential hemopoietic stem cells located in the bone marrow that is responsible for the formation of the lymphoid elements of blood (for example, T and B lymphocytes); they resemble lymphocytes and are considered to belong to the null cell (q.v.) population. They have the capability of self-renewal.
See also: stem cell, null cells.
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