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Thymus-derived cell

Definition

noun, plural: thymus-derived cells

A type of white blood cell that functions in cell-mediated immunity, and is distinguished from other types of lymphocytes by the presence of special receptor (T cell receptor) on the cell surface.


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The thymus-derived cells are called as such since they primarily mature and differentiate in the thymus. The different types are:


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What does this mean??? Please help

... different Ly Antigens. I do not understand what is being done to each cell? I know that antisera is a fluid phase of clotted blood that contains ... we used, diluted 1 :10, were absorbed once with 120 x 10 8 syngeneic thymus + LNC/ml to remove autoantibody . Complement (C)-Dependent Cytotoxicity ...

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by speakers2
Sun Oct 16, 2011 1:06 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What does this mean??? Please help
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Views: 2069

Re: Cytokine - Receptor concepts

... are usually more than one receptor for a type of interleukin on the cell surface, however some interleukins, when they are bound cause the cell ... the arrangement of alpha and beta chains whilst they mature in the thymus, therefore they will need very little of one cytokine to have an effect ...

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by Nataly56
Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:47 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Cytokine - Receptor concepts
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So even if a virus could invade the thymus and thus eliminate the T cells specific for it, the somewhat loose nature of TCR binding would allow other T cells with near-identical ...

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by biohazard
Wed Jun 29, 2011 6:43 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: How does negative selection in the thymus get around viral a
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So even if a virus could invade the thymus and thus eliminate the T cells specific for it, the somewhat loose nature of TCR binding would allow other T cells with near-identical ...

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by micro999
Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:28 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: How does negative selection in the thymus get around viral a
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How does negative selection in the thymus get around viral a

... article in Immunological Research by Edwards & Evavold ("T cell recognition of weak ligands...; 2011"), where they handled the ... affinities - with varying outcomes. So even if a virus could invade the thymus and thus eliminate the T cells specific for it, the somewhat loose ...

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by biohazard
Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:52 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: How does negative selection in the thymus get around viral a
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