cytotoxic T cell

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Synonyms for cytotoxic T cell

T cell with CD8 receptor that recognizes antigens on the surface of a virus-infected cell and binds to the infected cell and kill it

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Th researchers say the CNTs' topography boosts interactions between cells and long-term cultures, offering a fast and effective stimulation of the cytotoxic T cells that are key to eradicate cancer.
Specifically, the investigators examined the NK cell cytoskeleton (the part of each cell primarily responsible for the spatial organization of its components) during target cell killing in comparison to that of cytotoxic T cells.
These single-minded killers, white blood cells called cytotoxic T cells, normally destroy only cells infected by viruses.
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Failure of infiltrating precursor cytotoxic T cells to acquire direct cytotoxic function in immunologically privileged sites.
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