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T-cells!

Post by peacelovesofe » Mon May 21, 2007 12:32 am

I need to write a discription of, or draw a diagram with labels, of how a T cell develops into clonal populations of cytotoxic T cells (CTLs) and memory T cells.

I also have to include the answers to these 3 questions:

1. What are all the factors that stimulate the T cell to proliferate?
2. What is the role of the T helper cells?
3. What do cytotoxic T cells help rid the body of?

Can anyone please help? I am so confused.

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Post by ping » Mon May 21, 2007 9:54 am

Look here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/. There is a book about immunobiology.

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Post by blcr11 » Mon May 21, 2007 2:54 pm

I couldn't find anything at the NCBI site. I presume it's there somewhere, but it didn't jump out at me. You could also check out the following:

http://ocw.mit.edu/NR/rdonlyres/Health- ... ocytes.pdf

Take a look at the entire course if you like. The class notes are available for free.

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Post by blcr11 » Thu May 24, 2007 5:55 pm

Ah, you meant you could search for a book on immunology on PubMed. I thought maybe there was an online immunology resource there like their tutorials on bioinformatics and some biological techniques and that I just couldn't find it. You can search for text books on immunology at Amazon.com or Barnesandnoble.com, too.

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Post by canalon » Thu May 24, 2007 9:43 pm

blcr11 wrote:Ah, you meant you could search for a book on immunology on PubMed. I thought maybe there was an online immunology resource there like their tutorials on bioinformatics and some biological techniques and that I just couldn't find it. You can search for text books on immunology at Amazon.com or Barnesandnoble.com, too.


Nope, books in the "books" section of the NCBI have free access (although you cannot download them and navigation is...poor, to say the least). There is quite a choice on a wide variety of topics too.
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Post by blcr11 » Thu May 24, 2007 10:35 pm

Whadya know. I didn't realize that. Thanks. Useful information to know. And I thought I was pretty familiar with PubMed/ncbi. Guess it never pays to be too cocky.

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Post by fulmenatrum » Fri May 25, 2007 2:19 am

From what I know, memory cells activate T cells which help destroy the virus. You might want to try Wikipedia since they have some real good articles on it.

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Post by david23 » Fri May 25, 2007 2:15 pm

memory cells are B cells and are activated by T cells.

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