mixed lymphocyte response

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mixed lymphocyte response (MLR)

a reaction which occurs when LYMPHOCYTES from two genetically distinct populations are cultured together, the T-cells of each responding to the antigens of the other by differentiating and proliferating.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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