CD8


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CD8

 (sē′dē-āt′)
n.
A glycoprotein that is found on the surface of certain T cells, especially cytotoxic T lymphocytes, and that functions to bind the T cell to molecules on the surface of the target cell that is to be killed.

[c(luster of) d(ifferentiation antigen) 8.]
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Noun1.CD8 - a membrane glycoprotein that is found primarily on the surface of cytotoxic T cells
glycoprotein - a conjugated protein having a carbohydrate component
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T-cell lymphoma are defined by, and are readily distinguished by, expression of CD4 or CD8, respectively.
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The researchers found a time delay of about a second between when the T cell receptor engages the antigen peptide and when the CD8 co-receptor goes into action.
There is evidence of CD8 T cell, B cell, natural killer (NK) cell, dendritic cell (DC) and macrophage phenotypic activation.
A significant difference was observed between mean CD8 values in different groups.
The presence of CD69 indicates whether CD4, CD8, NK cells and B-cells (cells which are all involved in the body's immune responses) had been activated.