helper T cell

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Related to helper T cell: cytotoxic T cell, B cell, Effector T cells
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Synonyms for helper T cell

T cell with CD4 receptor that recognizes antigens on the surface of a virus-infected cell and secretes lymphokines that stimulate B cells and killer T cells

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This could mean that helper T cells, which are known to play a central role in the immune response, are critical in disease progression.
The efficacy of REMUNE administered in combination with antiviral drugs will be assessed by comparing the time to increases in viral load or decrease in CD4 helper T cell counts between patient groups that received ART plus REMUNE or ART plus placebo.
The number of infected helper T cells in the bloodstream declined precipitously, to undetectable levels.
The hormone target is thymosin alpha1, which promotes the activity of helper T cells, the prime victims of the AIDS virus.
And by doing so, he suggests, the drug halts genetic activity in the helper T cells, the orchestrators of the immune system.
For effective treatment of cancer (and chronic viral infections), a patient requires a large number of cytolytic and helper T cells.
Stopping the helper T cells may leave a person open to infections or possibly cancer, he says.
Clenoliximab targets the CD4 receptor on helper T cells, which are purported to play a key role in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis.
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.