Suppressor T cell

Definition

noun

A type of T cell that expresses CD8 transmembrane glycoprotein, and functions by inhibiting, suppressing, or helping to stop an immune response by releasing signals to other immune cells.


Supplement

Examples of suppressor T cells are suppressor macrophages. These cells terminate the immune response when foreign bodies have been controlled or destroyed.

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See also: T cell

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