Character: CD8 T cell

Cartoon of Dendritic Cell Presenting Antigen on MHC to T Cell

MHC Restriction

Cartoon of Dendritic Cell Presenting Antigen on MHC to T Cell

The dendritic cell (DC) is presenting an antigen to a T cell but the T cell doesn’t recognize it. This is making the DC kind of sad. In this case the DC is presenting the antigen on an MHC-I molecule and it is showing to a CD8 T cells. However, the T cell will recognize and …

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CD8 CTL Killer T Cell Cartoon

Cytotoxic T cells

CD8 CTL Killer T Cell Cartoon

T cells are named after the organ they develop in, the Thymus. Cytotoxic T cells (CTLs) are a special type of T cells with the ability to kill other cells. Usually they kill cells that have been infected with a virus. This way the virus can no longer use these cells for replicating inside of …

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