cytotoxic T-cells


cytotoxic T-cells
Subset of T-lymphocytes (mostly CD8+ ) responsible for lysing target cells and for killing virus-infected cells (in the context of Class I histocompatibility antigens).

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • cytotoxic T cells — cytotoxic T lymphocytes …   Medical dictionary

  • Cytotoxic T cell — Antigen presentation stimulates T cells to become either cytotoxic CD8+ cells or helper CD4+ cells. A cytotoxic T cell (also known as TC, Cytotoxic T Lymphocyte, CTL, T Killer cell, cytolytic T cell, CD8+ T cells or killer T cell) belongs to a… …   Wikipedia

  • cytotoxic T cell — A type of white blood cell that can directly destroy specific cells. T cells can be separated from other blood cells, grown in the laboratory, and then given to a patient to destroy tumor cells. Certain cytokines can also be given to a patient to …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • cytotoxic T-cell — a type of T lymphocyte that destroys cancerous cells, virus infected cells, and allograft. Cytotoxic T cells recognize peptide antigens attached to proteins that are encoded by the HLA system …   Medical dictionary

  • cytotoxic T-cell — a type of T lymphocyte that destroys cancerous cells, virus infected cells, and allografts. Cytotoxic T cells recognize peptide antigens attached to proteins that are encoded by the HLA system …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • cytotoxic — [sīt΄ō täks′ik] adj. 1. that harms or destroys living cells [cytotoxic drug therapy] 2. of or relating to cytotoxins, their effects, etc. cytotoxicity [sīt΄ō täksis′ə tē] n. * * * cy·to·tox·ic (sī tə tŏkʹsĭk) adj. Of, relating to, or producing a… …   Universalium

  • cytotoxic cells — cytotoxic cells. TC cells (см.). (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • cytotoxic cells — cytotoxic cells. См. ТC лимфоциты. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • cytotoxic — [sīt΄ō täks′ik] adj. 1. that harms or destroys living cells [cytotoxic drug therapy] 2. of or relating to cytotoxins, their effects, etc. cytotoxicity [sīt΄ō täksis′ə tē] n …   English World dictionary

  • Cytotoxic — Toxic to cells, cell toxic, cell killing. Any agent or process that kills cells. Chemotherapy and radiotherapy are forms of cytotoxic therapy. They kill cells. The prefix cyto denotes a cell. It comes from the Greek kytos meaning hollow, as a… …   Medical dictionary


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