Cytotoxic T-cells

January 2004
Encyclopedic Reference of Molecular Pharmacology;2004, p294
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The article presents an encyclopedia entry for cytotoxic T-cells or cytolytic T-cells (CTL), which refers to effector cells of the immune system that carry the CD8 surface marker. It has the ability to recognize autologous cells expressing foreign antigens. Major histocompatibility complex-1 has a role in the recognition process.


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