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T-helper cells

 

Definition: a subset of lymphocytes that secrete various cytokines that regulate the immune response: subset 1, which synthesize gamma-interferon and TNF-β and are involved in cell-mediated immunity; subset 2, which synthesize IL-4, IL-5, and IL-9 and are involved in immunoglobulin synthesis.

Synonym(s): helper cells

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