3D thymic-like hydrogels for T-cell differentiation

A study published in GEN Biotechnology describes the establishment of the first hydrogel-based platform for producing T-cells from hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells. Researchers engineered biomaterials integrated with ...

Nanowires create elite warriors to enhance T cell therapy

Adoptive T-cell therapy has revolutionized medicine. A patient's T-cells—a type of white blood cell that is part of the body's immune system—are extracted and modified in a lab and then infused back into the body, to ...

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T cell

T cells belong to a group of white blood cells known as lymphocytes, and play a central role in cell-mediated immunity. They can be distinguished from other lymphocyte types, such as B cells and natural killer cells by the presence of a special receptor on their cell surface called T cell receptors (TCR). The abbreviation T, in T cell, stands for thymus, since this is the principal organ responsible for the T cell's maturation. Several different subsets of T cells have been discovered, each with a distinct function.

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