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T-Lymphocytes MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
T-Lymphocytes
Tree Number(s)
A11.118.637.555.567.569
A15.145.229.637.555.567.569
A15.382.490.555.567.569
Unique ID
D013601
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D013601
Annotation
general; prefer specifics; subpopulations: coordinate T-LYMPHOCYTE SUBSETS (IM) with specific T-LYMPHOCYTE (IM)
Scope Note
Lymphocytes responsible for cell-mediated immunity. Two types have been identified - cytotoxic (T-LYMPHOCYTES, CYTOTOXIC) and helper T-lymphocytes (T-LYMPHOCYTES, HELPER-INDUCER). They are formed when lymphocytes circulate through the THYMUS GLAND and differentiate to thymocytes. When exposed to an antigen, they divide rapidly and produce large numbers of new T cells sensitized to that antigen.
Entry Term(s)
T Cell
T Lymphocyte
T-Cells
Thymus-Dependent Lymphocytes
Previous Indexing
Lymphocytes (1966-1972)
See Also
CD4-CD8 Ratio
Immunity, Cellular
Lymphocyte Cooperation
Public MeSH Note
1990; see T LYMPHOCYTES 1973-1989
History Note
1990 (1973)
Date Established
1973/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2020/05/27
T-Lymphocytes Preferred
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