Cytotoxic Lymphocytes

M. A. Fletcher, N. G. Klimas

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Abstract

Cytotoxic lymphocytes are crucial to the survival of our species as well as most other vertebrate species. Normally, these cells function as an internal police force, armed to kill other cells, particularly cells that have undergone malignant changes or cells infected with viruses or other pathogens. This article describes the attributes of these important cells and the mechanisms used to recognize and kill their targets. It also focuses on the effects of environmental, psychological, and social stress on the function of cytotoxic lymphocytes. © 2007

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Stress
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages711-715
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9780123739476
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Fletcher, M. A., & Klimas, N. G. (2010). Cytotoxic Lymphocytes. In Encyclopedia of Stress (pp. 711-715). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-012373947-6.00112-4

Cytotoxic Lymphocytes. / Fletcher, M. A.; Klimas, N. G.

Encyclopedia of Stress. Elsevier Inc., 2010. p. 711-715.

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Fletcher, MA & Klimas, NG 2010, Cytotoxic Lymphocytes. in Encyclopedia of Stress. Elsevier Inc., pp. 711-715. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-012373947-6.00112-4
Fletcher MA, Klimas NG. Cytotoxic Lymphocytes. In Encyclopedia of Stress. Elsevier Inc. 2010. p. 711-715 https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-012373947-6.00112-4
Fletcher, M. A. ; Klimas, N. G. / Cytotoxic Lymphocytes. Encyclopedia of Stress. Elsevier Inc., 2010. pp. 711-715
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