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Cell Interactions in Immune Responses: Role of T Lymphocytes

  • J. F. A. P. Miller

Abstract

It is well established that the thymus exerts a widespread influence, not only in the development of immune capacity, but also in the regulation of immune functions. Once differentiated, T cells may become involved in controlling a wide variety of cellular and humoral immune responses by producing quantitative as well as qualitative modifications. Collaboration between lymphocytes has now been documented in both cell-mediated and humoral immunity, i.e. between various subsets of T lymphocytes as well as between T and B cells, as will be evident from the various papers in this Symposium. The T cells can either promote or suppress the function of other lymphocytes, depending on the circumstances, and macrophages often play an essential role in the mediation of lymphocyte interactions.

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Human Serum Albumin Spleen Cell Transfer Factor Tolerant Mouse Irradiate Recipient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. F. A. P. Miller
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  1. 1.Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical ResearchRoyal Melbourne Hospital P.O.MelbourneAustralia

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