CAR T-Cell Therapy - Novel Form of Immunotherapy: Glossary

Dr. Lakshmi Venkataraman
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Lakshmi Venkataraman, MD
Last Updated on Jan 13, 2018
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Glossary

Antibody: A protein complex used by the immune system to identify and neutralize foreign objects like bacteria and viruses. Each antibody recognizes an antigen specific to its target.

Antigen: Any substance able to provoke an immune response in the body.

T-cells: The T-cells develop in the thymus and function in the immune system to recognize and target virus-infected cells or to stimulate other cells of the immune system (macrophages, B-cells).

Immune system: A system of the body through which it fights the effects of deleterious agents like pathogenic microorganisms and protects itself from diseases.

Cytokines: Cytokines are chemical molecules that activate and regulate the immune system.

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