T cells belong to a group of white blood cells known as lymphocytes and play a central role in cell-mediated immunity. They can be distinguished from other lymphocyte types, such as B cells and NK cells by the presence of a special receptor on their cell surface that is called the T cell receptor (TCR). The abbreviation "T", in T cell, stands for thymus since it is the principal organ for their development. Several different subsets of T cells (Cytotoxic T cells, Helper T cells, Memory T cells, Regulatory T cells, Natural Killer T cells) have been described, each with a distinct function.
a T-cell differentiation marker expressed by the majority of mature peripheral T cells in the rat. PMID: 16195877
T cell surface antigen
natural killer T cell (NKT cell) marker.
early T cell marker.
a T cell marker.
a T cell marker.PMID: 10341315
helper T cell marker. PMID: 10341315
expressed on surface of T helper cells.
a T cell marker, expressed on B cells from bovine leukemia
a T cell marker, expressed on B cells from bovine leukemiavirus-(BLV) infected sheep
the most sensitive and specific T-cell deletion marker that can be used for routine formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded biopsy specimens. PMID: 11511839
a differentiation marker that identifies multiple CD8 T cell effector subsets. PMID: 12594257.
cytotoxic T cell marker.
CD25 (interleukin 2 receptor alpha)
T-cell activation marker. PMID: 14760073
T cell activation marker.
T cell activation marker.PMID: 12613520
expression is not restricted to B lineage cells in mouse strains expressing the CD72(b) allele; instead, a population of T lineage cells in these mice also expresses CD72. PMID: 8995186
T cell activation marker. PMID: 15135295
one of the most highly expressed surface markers of activated human CD8 T cells and NKT cells. PMID: 16300832
regulatory (suppressor) T cell marker.
a selective marker for a subset of adult T-cell leukaemia/lymphoma. PMID: 16193085
identifies the feline analog of the human T8/Leu-2, murine Ly-2 molecules expressed by cytotoxic/suppressor T cells. PMID: 3081644
a mouse T-cell marker distinct from Thy-1. PMID: 6970179
T cell activation marker. PMID: 8430217
an exquisite marker for intraepithelial T cells and primary intestinal and cutaneous T-cell lymphomas. PMID: 2316623
a T-cell marker in the horse. PMID: 3069011
a useful marker for lymphoid cells, preferentially of T-cell origin. PMID: 2785753
T cell lineage specific marker. PMID: 3886788
the only antigen besides I-J so far known to be restricted to suppressor T cells. PMID: 6187835
a 225,000 molecular weight glycoprotein that is present in the plasma membrane of adult thymocytes and peripheral T cells, as well as in embryonic prothymocytes, but absent in granulocytes and B lymphocytes. PMID: 2428732
MRC OX 8
labels all peripheral T cells that are unlabeled by the previously described W3/25 monoclonal antibody. PMID: 6967416
distinguishes two sets of T helper cells that have different functions. PMID: 2440674
a T cell activation marker that may mediate T-B cell interactions. PMID: 8228223
PD-1 (Programmed death-1)
a marker of germinal center-associated T cells and angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma. PMID: 16819321
TCR (T cell receptor)
a small GPI-anchored protein that is particularly abundant on the surface of mouse thymocytes and peripheral T cells. PMID: 15356100
TSA-2 (Thymic shared Ag-2)
a cell surface marker associated with T cell differentiation and activation. PMID: 10227982