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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.
The LIAI team found that certain T cells (CD8 killer cells) in the body can make an immediate response to invading pathogens, but it takes a second type of T cell, called a CD4 helper T cell, to create memory cells.
Helper T Cells are activated by binding to an HTL specific epitope presented by cells in a similar fashion as CTL epitopes are presented.
These CD40 ligand molecules, which are normally transiently expressed, serve as communications links between helper T cells and B cells.
Helper T cells were activated and expanded in vitro for up to 12 days.
Schoenberger and his team had shown that helper T cells enable killer T cells to survive when they re-encounter infected cells.
However, it may be possible to remove helper T cells from a human patient and stimulate them so that all the cells that recognize a given virus grow.
Most researchers have held that HIV directly kills the immune cells called helper T cells, or CD4 cells, eventually exhausting an immune system that is frantically making replacements.
In a normal functioning immune system, IL-2 is secreted by helper T cells to recruit CTLs, which destroy diseased cells.
In HIV infection, CD4+ T cells, or helper T cells, are a major target for infection.
Moreover, some researchers fear that CTLs revved up to kill HIV-infected helper T cells may run amok and destroy healthy helper T cells or allow mutating HIV to escape and reproduce.