T-cell receptor

January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p2148
Reference Entry
A definition of the term "T-cell receptor" is presented. It refers to one of two polypeptide chains on the surface of T lymphocytes that recognize and bind foreign antigens. They are antigen specific and their activity relies on antigen processing by macrophages or other antigen-presenting cells.


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