Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Cellular Immune Response

Group of immune response functions carried out by whole cells rather than by anti-bodies in the blood serum. It is dominated by T cells that release cytokines to stimulate and coordinate an immune response to foreign antigens, intracellular viruses and cancer cells.

Cf. humoral immune response. Aka cell-mediated immune response, cellular immunity, delayed hypersensitivity.

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