antigen-presenting cell

antigen-presenting cell
noun Date: 1981 any of various cells (as a macrophage or a B cell) that take up an antigen and process it into a form recognized by and serving to activate a specific helper T cell

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  • antigen presenting cell — A cell that carries on its surface antigen bound to MCH Class I or Class II molecules, and presents the antigen in this context to T cells. Includes macrophages, endothelium, dendritic cells and Langerhans cells of the skin. See also MHC… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

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  • Клетка Антиген-Представляющая (Antigen-Presenting Cell, Арс) — макрофаг, который воздействует на антиген с его последующей доставкой Т лимфоцитам. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

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