Published in Blood Weekly, August 7th, 2003
According to recent research from Italy, "T cells are major players in the adaptive immune response to pathogens. They express clonally distributed, highly polymorphic antigen receptors that enable them to recognize cell-associated antigen. Upon antigen recognition, T cells undergo clonal amplification and progressively acquire effector functions, ranging from the production of paracrine soluble factors that provide help to other immune cells to the ability to kill pathogen-infected cells with surgical...
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