helper T cell

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n 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; helper T cells are infected and killed by the AIDS virus
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The criterion for selection of HIV variants is then the same as the criterion for the selection of suppressor T cells, namely to have shapes (specific receptors) with complementarity to as many helper T cell V regions as possible.
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Tomio Tada and his collaborators found evidence for two types of helper T cells, one of which they called Th1, and one that they called Th2.
Recent Developments in Immune Network Theory including a concept for an HIV Vaccine
Med. 154, 1838-1851 (1981). 5. Tada, T., Takemori, T., Okumura, K., Nonaka, M., Tokuhisa, T. Two distinct types of helper T cells involved in the secondary antibody response: Independent and synergistic effect of Ia- and Ia+ helper T cells. J.
Recent Developments in Immune Network Theory including a concept for an HIV Vaccine
Figure 1. An idiotypic network model of immune system regulation that includes MHC class II, Th1 and Th2 helper T cells, Ts1, Ts2 and Ts3 suppressor T cells and serum IgG antibodies.
Recent Developments in Immune Network Theory including a concept for an HIV Vaccine
HIV is responsible for the selective depletion of CD4+ cells, also known as helper T cells.
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