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glossary:t_lymphocytes

T lymphocytes (T cells) are produced in the thymus gland. There, they learn how to distinguish self from nonself. Only the T lymphocytes that tolerate the self-identification molecules are allowed to mature and leave the thymus. Without this training process, T lymphocytes could attack the body's cells and tissues.

glossary/t_lymphocytes.txt · Last modified: 2012/10/16 14:40 (external edit)