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Chapter 37, Problem 15SQ
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Match the immune cell with the function.

__.dendritic cell a. kills virus-infected cells
__.B cell b. antigen-presenter
__.helper T cell c. activates other lymphocytes
__.NK cell d. kills cells lacking MHC markers
__.cytotoxic T cell e. makes antibodies

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To match: The immune cells with their functions.

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Dendritic cell -  b. antigen-presenter

Dendritic cells are also known as antigen-presenting cells or accessory cells of the mammalian immune system. The main function of dendritic cells is to process the antigen material and to present it on the cell surface to the T cells in the immune system.

B cell - e. makes antibodies

B cells, also known as B lymphocytes, are a type of white blood cell of the lymphocyte blood type. It functions in the humoral immunity constituent of the adaptive immune system by secreting antibodies. B cells produce antibodies to specific antigens, which they bind through the B cell receptors.

Helper T cell - c. activates other lymphocytes

Helper T cell is the most important cells in adaptive immunity. It is required for almost all adaptive immune responses. It helps the B cells activation to secrete antibodies and macrophages to destroy ingested microbes...

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