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Chapter 17, Problem 4QP
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The Adaptive Immune Response Is a Specific Defense Against Infection

Discuss the roles of the different types of T cells: helper cells and killer cells.

Summary Introduction

To explain: The role of helper T-cells.

Introduction:: Antibody-mediated immunity and cell-mediated immunity are two types of immunities, which comprise of the immune system of an individual. Cell-mediated immunity involves the activity of T-cells. In general, there are two types of T-cells: T-helper cells and T-cytotoxic cells or killer-T cells.

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The role of Helper-T cells in generating an immune response is as follows:

  • • Helper T-cells detect the antigens circulating in the blood and body fluids. These cells send signals to B-cells. Then, the B-cells activate the antibodies to fight against the antigens...
Summary Introduction

To explain: The role of killer T-cells in the immune system.

Introduction: Antibody-mediated immunity and cell-mediated immunity are two types of immunities, which comprise the immune system of an individual. Cell-mediated immunity involves the activity of T-cells. In general, there are two types of T-cells: T-helper cells and T-cytotoxic cells or killer-T cells.

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