A 32-year-old member asked:
Are antigens and t-cells related?
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Dr. Steven Machtinger answered
43 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
T cells use antigens: Antigens are parts of large molecules, usually proteins but occasionally carbohydrates, that your immune system samples to see if they are part of your body or foreign. If foreign your immune system will try to cleanse your body of this stuff. Dendritic cells process and present antigens to t cells that in turn direct the body's immune response against the antigen.
Answered on Jul 20, 2012
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