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Cytotoxic T lymphocyte

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Are a subset of T cells that kill other cells. They are usually MHC class I CD8+ T cells and are important for the host immune defense system.

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  • Janeway CA, Travers P, Capra JD, Walport MJ (eds) (1999) Immunobiology: The Immune System in Health and Disease, 4th ed. Garland, New York, p 598

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(2004). Cytotoxic T lymphocyte. In: Moreland, L.W. (eds) Rheumatology and Immunology Therapy. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-29662-X_836

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