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Free Content Comparative biology of γδ T cells

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Accumulative evidence suggests that resident γδ T cells in epithelia are biologically distinct from systemic γδ T cells in the circulation. Murine resident γδ T cells have innate immune characteristics and play an important role in tissue homeostasis after damages. In contrast, a unique subset of circulating γδ T cells in primates, like αβ T cells, can mount adaptive immune responses in infections. This article compares biological features between resident and circulating γδ T cells.

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Publication date: 2002-11-15

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