What type of cell is a T Cell?
A T cell is a type of lymphocyte - white blood cell
What do T Cells do?
T cells are one of the important white blood cells of the immune system and play a central role in the adaptive immune response. T cells can be distinguished from other lymphocytes by the presence of a T-cell receptor on their cell surface.
Where are T Cells found?
Specific and differentiated T cell types play a whole host of functions in the immune response.
T Cells are also characterised by receptors and molecules called CD molecules on the cell surface - Cluster of Differentiation and these are expressed on a variety of immune system cells.
How are T Cells classified?
Current T Cell types of interest are therefore and broadly classified into 3 categories of regulatory, cytotoxic and helper T cell function