T cytotoxic cell

T cytotoxic cell

English-Korean animal medical dictionary. 2013.

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  • cytotoxic T cell — n a T cell that usu. bears CD8 molecular markers on its surface and that functions in cell mediated immunity by destroying a cell (as a virus infected cell) having a specific antigenic molecule on its surface called also CTL, cytolytic T cell,… …   Medical dictionary

  • Cell-mediated immunity — is an immune response that does not involve antibodies or complement but rather involves the activation of macrophages, natural killer cells (NK), antigen specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes, and the release of various cytokines in response to an… …   Wikipedia

  • cytotoxic T cell — n. a killer T cell: see KILLER CELL …   English World dictionary

  • cytotoxic T lymphocyte — n CYTOTOXIC T CELL …   Medical dictionary

  • cell-mediated — cell me·di·at·ed sel .mēd ē .āt əd adj relating to or being the part of immunity or the immune response that is mediated primarily by T cells and esp. cytotoxic T cells rather than by antibodies secreted by B cells <cell mediated immunity>… …   Medical dictionary

  • cytotoxic — Cell killing …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • Cytotoxic T cell — Antigen presentation stimulates T cells to become either cytotoxic CD8+ cells or helper CD4+ cells. A cytotoxic T cell (also known as TC, Cytotoxic T Lymphocyte, CTL, T Killer cell, cytolytic T cell, CD8+ T cells or killer T cell) belongs to a… …   Wikipedia

  • Cell — The basic structural and functional unit in people and all living things. Each cell is a small container of chemicals and water wrapped in a membrane. Each cell in the human body there are 100 trillion cells in each of us contains the entire… …   Medical dictionary

  • Cytotoxic — Toxic to cells, cell toxic, cell killing. Any agent or process that kills cells. Chemotherapy and radiotherapy are forms of cytotoxic therapy. They kill cells. The prefix cyto denotes a cell. It comes from the Greek kytos meaning hollow, as a… …   Medical dictionary

  • Cytotoxic necrotising factor family — CNF1 crystal structure of the inactive c866s mutant of the catalytic domain of e. coli cytotoxic necrotizing factor 1 Identifiers Symbol CNF1 Pfa …   Wikipedia

  • cytotoxic drug — any drug that damages or destroys cells: usually refers to those drugs used to treat various types of cancer. There are various classes of cytotoxic drugs, including alkylating agents (e.g. chlorambucil, cyclophosphamide, melphalan),… …   The new mediacal dictionary

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