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1. Lymphocytes.
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PMID:  18241683     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Lymphocytes are white blood cells uniform in appearance but varied in function and include T, B, and natural killer cells. These cells are responsible for antibody production, direct cell-mediated killing of virus-infected and tumor cells, and regulation of the immune response. Advances in immunology have led to the characterization of newly appreciated effector populations such as IL-17-producing T cells, T cells with regulatory function, and natural killer T cells, thus revising established paradigms. This chapter provides an overview of the major lymphocyte populations with emphasis on their development, distinguishing characteristics, and functions.
David F Larosa; Jordan S Orange
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology     Volume:  121     ISSN:  1097-6825     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Allergy Clin. Immunol.     Publication Date:  2008 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-02-04     Completed Date:  2008-03-12     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1275002     Medline TA:  J Allergy Clin Immunol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S364-9; quiz S412     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Antigens / immunology
B-Lymphocytes / physiology
Immunity, Innate
Immunologic Memory
Killer Cells, Natural / physiology
Major Histocompatibility Complex / immunology
T-Lymphocytes / classification,  immunology,  physiology*
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