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Medical Term:

CD1a

 

Definition: a type I transmembrane protein found on thymocytes, Langerhans cells, brain astrocytes, and dermal cells that is involved in nonclassical antigen presentation or is a receptor for an undefined ligand or hormone; expressed in patients with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, histiocytosis X, and thymomas.

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