cluster of differentiation 4

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Noun1.cluster of differentiation 4 - a glycoprotein that is found primarily on the surface of helper T cells; "CD4 is a receptor for HIV in humans"
glycoprotein - a conjugated protein having a carbohydrate component
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During the T lymphocytes development, glycoprotein cluster of differentiation 4 (CD4) plays an important role in development of helper T (Th) cells and activates the Th cell maturation process [2,3].
A 49-year-old woman patient diagnosed with HIV Type 1 infection and cluster of differentiation 4 (CD4) count of 482 presented to the Dermatology Department at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa, with a four-week history of multiple crusted plaques, nodules, and ulcers on her face, arms, and abdomen (Figures 1 and 2).
HIV: Human Immunodeficiency Virus; AIDS: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome; CMV: Cytomegalovirus; CD4: Cluster of Differentiation 4; CT: Computed Tomography Competing Interests

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