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lym·pho·cyte

 (lĭm′fə-sīt′)
n.
Any of a class of white blood cells of the vertebrate immune system, including the B cells, T cells, and natural killer cells, that in mammals derive from a common progenitor in the bone marrow and are found chiefly in lymph, lymphoid tissues, and blood.

lym′pho·cyt′ic (-sĭt′ĭk) adj.

lymphocyte

(ˈlɪmfəʊˌsaɪt)
n
(Biochemistry) a type of white blood cell formed in lymphoid tissue. See also B-lymphocyte, T-lymphocyte
lymphocytic adj

lym•pho•cyte

(ˈlɪm fəˌsaɪt)

n.
a type of white blood cell important in the production of antibodies. Compare B cell (def. 1), T cell.
[1885–90]
lym`pho•cyt′ic (-ˈsɪt ɪk) adj.

lym·pho·cyte

(lĭm′fə-sīt′)
Any of various white blood cells that function in the body's immune system by recognizing and deactivating specific foreign substances called antigens. Certain lymphocytes (called B cells) act by stimulating the production of antibodies. Others (T cells) contain receptors on their cell surfaces that are capable of recognizing and binding to specific antigens.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lymphocyte - an agranulocytic leukocyte that normally makes up a quarter of the white blood cell count but increases in the presence of infectionlymphocyte - an agranulocytic leukocyte that normally makes up a quarter of the white blood cell count but increases in the presence of infection
lymphatic system, systema lymphaticum - the interconnected system of spaces and vessels between body tissues and organs by which lymph circulates throughout the body
leucocyte, leukocyte, WBC, white blood cell, white blood corpuscle, white cell, white corpuscle - blood cells that engulf and digest bacteria and fungi; an important part of the body's defense system
B cell, B lymphocyte - a lymphocyte derived from bone marrow that provides humoral immunity; it recognizes free antigen molecules in solution and matures into plasma cells that secrete immunoglobulin (antibodies) that inactivate the antigens
T cell, T lymphocyte - a small lymphocyte developed in the thymus; it orchestrates the immune system's response to infected or malignant cells
lymphoblast - an immature lymphocyte
plasma cell, plasmacyte - a cell that develops from a B lymphocyte in reaction to a specific antigen; found in bone marrow and sometimes in the blood
Translations
lymfocyt
eitilfruma

lymphocyte

[ˈlɪmfəʊˌsaɪt] Nlinfocito m

lymphocyte

nLymphozyt m

lym·pho·cyte

n. linfocito, célula linfática;
___ B cell___ B, importante en la producción de anticuerpos.

lymphocyte

n linfocito; B (T, CD4, etc.) — linfocito B (T, CD4, etc.)
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Vaccine trials directed against high-grade brain tumors such as glioblastoma multiforme [17] have incorporated the use of dendritic cells pulsed with tumor lysate [18, 19], antibodies to tumor antigen EGFRvIII [20], irradiated tumor injected with immunomodulators [21], and adoptive transfer of immunity of expanded tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes [22].
In melanoma, through homophilic interactions, CEACAM1 inhibits natural killer (NK) cell activity and effector functions (such as cytotoxicity and interferon gamma (IFNy) release) of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs).
The presence of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes has been shown to significantly improve clinical outcomes in many types of cancer.
When more tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes are present, the body is more capable of attack-ing and eliminating the tumor.
The cells used in this innovative cancer treatment are called TIL cells, for tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes.
sup][4] For example, tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) are found in a variety of cancer tissues and consist of a significantly higher population of CD3 [sup]+ and CD8 [sup]+ T cells.
A medullary phenotype, with solid architecture and increased tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes; a conventional gland-forming carcinoma, with increased tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes or an exophytic, tubulovillous growth pattern with copious, extracellular mucin, consistent with mucinous adenocarcinoma; or prominent, peritumoral, lymphoid aggregates (Figure 1, A through C) were characteristic of ARID1A-deficient EAC.
Presence of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes is an independent prognostic factor in type I and II endometrial cancer.
Tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes predict response to anthracycline-based chemotherapy in estrogen receptor-negative breast cancer.
Preclinical trials show that CM-24 enhances the cytotoxic activity of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) against various CEACAM1-positive tumor cell lines.
In addition, fresh tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes have been observed to be poorly cytotoxic against tumor targets and do not undergo normal signaling in response to T-cell receptor engagement.
High number of intraepithelial CD8+ tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes is associated with the absence of lymph node metastases in patients with large early-stage cervical cancer.

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