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What is the definition or description of: cd4?
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Psychiatry 32 years experience
CD4: Is a glyco protein found on surface of immune cells such as monocytes, macrophages & dendritic cells. It assists t-cell receptors in communicating with an antigen-presenting cell, hewnce facilitating entry of HIV virus into the cell. Measuring the CD4 count is used to determine prognosis in HIV treatment.
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