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Can you tell me how are b cells and t cells activated?

Can you tell me how are b cells and t cells activated?

In marrow and thymus: When the B cells and T cells were first identified among the population of lymphocytes by Bob Good, those cells that were activated in the thymus gland were designated as T cells and those in the bursa of Fabricius of the chicken and equivalent to bone marrow were designated as B cells. The former constituted cells that produced cytotoxic responses and the B cells were noted to produce antibodies ...Read more

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What are B cells and T cells?

What are B cells and T cells?

White blood cells: B-cells make antibodies. Each single B-cell, after maturing by modifying its DNA, produces one type of antibody that is specific for a single target. If the body decides that it is a good antibody, the B-cell moves to the bone marrow making that antibody for years. Some T-cells kill damaged cells (eg after viral infection or pre-tumor cells). Other T-cells act as messenger guiding inflammation ...Read more

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What are the functions of B cells and T cells?

What are the functions of B cells and T cells?

Lymphocytes: T cells, different types, master the specific immune system, while B cells mainly produce different types of antibodies, under the the control T cells, to fight invading microorganisms and/or invading antigens, just simply put for a very complex system (the immune system) ...Read more

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What shows that b cells or t cells have developed immunocompetence?

What shows that b cells or t cells have developed immunocompetence?

Clinically: There would be signs of immune competence, literally, absence of repeated infections and healthy life, laboratory wise, normal cbcd, normal Lymphocyte enumeration, Immunoglobulins titers and blastogenesis to start with, more specific labs as needed ...Read more

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Could you tell me if helper t cells actually activate b cells?

Yes: T cells talk to B cells through an intricate mechanism which finally leads to production of antibodies to fight invading micro organisms ...Read more

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What are helper T cells, killer T cells, and B cells?

What are helper T cells, killer T cells, and B cells?

Lymphocytes: Part of white blood cells, there are different types of lymphocytes, all look alike under the microscope, their functions differ, as their names imply, helper T cells orchestrate most of the immune system functions,killer T cells,are one of the first lines of body defence against invading microorganisms,and B cells' main function is to produce antibodies against microbes with the help of T cells ...Read more

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What type of cells are B cells and T cells?

What type of cells are B cells and T cells?

Lymphcytes: When blood is examined under the microscope an array of cells are defined mostly RBC but also larger white cells known as polymorphoneuclear WBC's, marcrophages and a group of small round cells known as lymphocytes. Robt Good was able to subclassify them into T and B cells, the former providing the cytotoxic CD8 cells and B cells producing antibody to attack invaders. ...Read more

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What are the differences between helper T cells and B cells?

What are the differences between helper T cells and B cells?

Lymphocytes: Part of white blood cells, there are different types of lymphocytes, all look alike under the microscope, their functions differ, as their names imply, helper T cells orchestrate most of the immune system functions,killer T cells,are one of the first lines of body defence against invading microorganisms,and B cells' main function is to produce antibodies against microbes with the help of T cells ...Read more

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What produces IgG subclasses? Are b cells and/or t cells involved? Too complicated to explain? Is there a book that i can buy that explains this?

What produces IgG subclasses?  Are b cells and/or t cells involved?  Too complicated to explain?  Is there a book that i can buy that explains this?

Immune System: Its a very complicated topic and a good place for you to review the basics without going into medical books and lectures is http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/understandingcancer/immunesystem/immune.Pdf be careful in considering theories by writers of books, websites, etc who promise you cures to all ailments by some tweak in the immune system. If it were that easy, we would have cured cancer. ...Read more