cytotoxic T lymphocytes

  • killer cells
  • killer T cells
German: zytotoxische T-Lymphozyten
Japanese: 細胞傷害性T細胞

Immunology. A certain type of T-lymphocytes playing a role in cellular immune response. They can recognize and destroy cells that are infected with viruses or otherweise damaged. They are distinct from natural killer cells. Human cytotoxic T lymphocytes are marked by CD8 antigens, also called CD8+.

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