lymphocyte transformation


lymphocyte transformation

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • Lymphozyten-Transformationstest — Der Lymphozytentransformationstest (LTT) ist ein Laborverfahren zum Nachweis antigen spezifischer T Lymphozyten. Er findet seine Anwendung in der Immunfunktionsdiagnostik der Medizin. Seit wenigen Jahren wird er auch in der Allergologie zum… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lymphozytentransformationstest — Der Lymphozytentransformationstest (LTT) ist ein Laborverfahren zum Nachweis antigen spezifischer T Lymphozyten. Er findet seine Anwendung in der Immunfunktionsdiagnostik der Medizin. Seit wenigen Jahren wird er auch in der Allergologie zum… …   Deutsch Wikipedia


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