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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Within the T-cells, T-helper cells were defined as [CD45.sup.+][D3.sup.+][CD4.sup.+], T-cytotoxic cells as [CD45.sup.+][D3.sup.+][CD8.sup.+], and double positive T-cells as [CD45.sup.+][D3.sup.+][CD4.sup.+][CD8.sup.+].
Transplantational cellular immune response is conducted by T-cytotoxic cells: after the sensitization of the recipient by the donor antigens the killer cells are migrating to the transplant tissue and are having inducing the cytotoxic effect.
In the group of patients with septicemic and septicopyemic types of sepsis it was registered increase amount of T-cytotoxic cells (Tc) in the peripheral blood which was manifested reliably difference (p<0.001) in the both investigated groups.
Among normal PBMCs, T-helper cells, T-cytotoxic cells, conventional (CD5-) and B-Ia (CD5+) B cells, natural killer cells, and monocytes remained unaffected by monoglycerides.
T-helper and T-cytotoxic cells can be distinguished from one another by the presence of either membrane glycoproteins CD4 or CD8 on their cell surfaces.