Lymphocytes

N. R. Rose

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Abstract

Lymphocytes are small, mononuclear white blood cells that bear cell surface receptors specific for particular antigenic determinants. They enlarge and proliferate when they encounter their specific antigen. The two major classes of lymphocytes - B cells that mature in the bone marrow and T cells that receive further education in the thymus - mediate antibody-mediated and cell-mediated immunity, respectively. © 2007

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Stress
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages622-627
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780123739476
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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