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a person who helps

a person who holds a position auxiliary to another and assumes some of the superior's responsibilities

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While our work focused on the intestines, we found that helper T cells in all tissues of the body have the potential to become killer cells in response to recognition of viral, tumor or other antigens in the context of cytokines such as IL-15," said Dr.
So even if a tumor were to put the helper T cells in a suppressive cage, the killer T cells would still be able to go out and kill cancer cells.
If HIV blocks the production of new helper T cells, then "to treat the disease, not only do we need potent antiretroviral drugs to stop the virus from spreading and destroying T cells, we may also need additional therapies to ensure that T cell production starts anew," says McCune.
Researchers now have evidence that CTLs indeed attack HIV in lymph tissue and seem to distinguish between healthy and infected helper T cells.
Further experiments by Lechler's group suggested that leptin modifies the type of response the helper T cells make.
HIV's favorite hosts are white blood cells called helper T cells in which the virus docks with molecules on those cells called CD4 and CCR5.
Using the antibodies, researchers slowed the functions of helper T cells that normally aid in production of antibodies but may "overhelp' in the case of SLE.
Other metaphors popular among immunologists imbue immune system components with the ability to think, recognize and act - tolerance, surveillance, foreigness, helper T cells, rejection.
The hormone target is thymosin alpha1, which promotes the activity of helper T cells, the prime victims of the AIDS virus.
For effective treatment of cancer (and chronic viral infections), a patient requires a large number of cytolytic and helper T cells.