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T-Lymphocytes, Cytotoxic

"T-Lymphocytes, Cytotoxic" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Immunized T-lymphocytes which can directly destroy appropriate target cells. These cytotoxic lymphocytes may be generated in vitro in mixed lymphocyte cultures (MLC), in vivo during a graft-versus-host (GVH) reaction, or after immunization with an allograft, tumor cell or virally transformed or chemically modified target cell. The lytic phenomenon is sometimes referred to as cell-mediated lympholysis (CML). These CD8-positive cells are distinct from NATURAL KILLER CELLS and NATURAL KILLER T-CELLS. There are two effector phenotypes: TC1 and TC2.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "T-Lymphocytes, Cytotoxic" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "T-Lymphocytes, Cytotoxic" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 1047 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 63 publications in 2002
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