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noun, plural: Jurkat cells
Any of the cells from an immortalized line of T lymphocytes (derived from the blood of a male patient with T-cell leukemia), primarily used in immunologic research.
Jurkat (pronounced as yūr′kat) cells are used to study T lymphocyte behavior, cell signaling, and expression of chemokine receptors. The cells are also important in producing interleukin 2.