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accessory cell

Line breaks: ac¦ces|sory cell

Definition of accessory cell in English:

noun

Physiology
Any of various cells of the immune system that interact with T lymphocytes in the initiation of the immune response.
Example sentences
  • Follicular dendritic cells, interdigitating dendritic cells, and Langerhans cells are the major nonphagocytic antigen-presenting accessory cells of the immune system.
  • These results also demonstrate that the generation of a TH1 response requires interaction between accessory cells and T cells in response to H. capsulatum antigens.
  • This observation supports extensive prior investigations demonstrating that alveolar macrophages are poor accessory cells as compared with blood monocytes.

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