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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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CD69 expression on activated lymphocyte surfaces was found to have increased significantly on both [CD4.
Selective binding with S1PR1 is thought to suppress a specific sub set of activated lymphocytes from migrating to sites of inflammation, which is likely to decrease circulating T and B lymphocytes that result in anti-inflammatory activity.
These activated lymphocytes increase eosinophils, proinflammatory cytokines, and other mediators, which can be aggravated further in disease conditions such as neurocysticercosis.
While the precise mechanism of action of ZINBRYTA is unknown, it is thought to work differently from other disease-modifying therapies by binding to CD25, a subunit of the interleukin-2 (IL-2) receptor found on activated lymphocytes, cells believed to underlie the biology of MS.
There were reports that RetroNectin activated lymphocytes could be used to treat solid tumors, proving that these cells were safe for clinical use [6, 7].
HIV infection of the gastrointestinal tract leads to an increase in lipopolysaccharide (LPS) which can stimulate hepatocytes, KCs and HSCs to produce pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines which attract activated lymphocytes and monocytes to the liver which may further drive fibrosis.
Research shows that CEACAM1-CEACAM1 interactions have an inhibitory effect on activated lymphocytes, and that prevention of these CEACAM1-CEACAM1 interactions enables enhanced killing of tumor cells by T and NK immune cells.
It was found that unstimulated PBMCs are less susceptible to PPRV infection than PHA activated lymphocytes.
The researchers speculated that topical cyclosporin's clinical benefits in ocular rosacea are due to the drug's anti-inflammatory effects, including a cy-closporine-mediated reduction in the number of activated lymphocytes in the conjunctiva, in combination with stimulation of increased tear production
In healthy animals the lymph moves as a seamless river, transporting immune information from one part of the body to another, bringing activated lymphocytes to areas where they are needed, and helping to remove accumulations of debris and toxins.

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