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any small compartment

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Activation of T cells is also dependent on the presence of non-T cells that function as accessory cells, which provide additional and essential costimulatory signals for T-cell proliferation (Coligan 1991).
Furthermore, effector functions are tried to be increased via antigen-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) or complement-dependent cytotoxicity (CDC) or increased recruitment of T cells and accessory cells.
This simultaneous binding subsequently results in the costimulation and activation of T-cells and accessory cells, enabling the generation of a strong immune response against tumor cells.
One of the receptors for PDGF, PDGFR[eth], is expressed on a number of human cancers and on accessory cells in tumors that are important for sustaining tumor growth.
A concentrate of these cells contains "not only stem cells and precursor cells as a source of regeneration tissue, but also accessory cells that support angiogenesis and vasculogenesis by producing several growth factors and cytokines.