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lymphocytes

Monday 1 December 2003

Definition: White blood cells that are responsible for humoral and cellular immunity.

Types

- T lymphocytes
- B lymphocytes

Lymphocyte morphology

- small lymphocytes

  • small non-cleaved lymphocytes
  • small cleaved lymphocytes

- large non-cleaved lymphocytes

- associated cells

  • follicular dendritic cell (FDC)

See also

- lymphocyte migration

References

- O’Garra A, Arai N. The molecular basis of T helper 1 and T helper 2 cell differentiation. Trends Cell Biol. 2000 Dec;10(12):542-50. PMID: 11121747