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Immunology/T Cells

Differentiate in the Thymus

Cytotoxic T cells (CD8 cells)

  • Binds to antigens on the membrane of target cells (virus infected, cancer and foreign cells) and directly destroys the cells.

T Helper/Helpeer T Cells (CD4 cells)

  • Secrete cytokines that activate B cells, cytotoxic T cells, natural killer cells and macrophages.

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