Tumour Antigens Recognized by T Lymphocytes
Published Online: 16 APR 2007
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Van den Eynde, B. J., Pang, K. C. and Chen, W. 2007. Tumour Antigens Recognized by T Lymphocytes. eLS. .
- Published Online: 16 APR 2007
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Cancer cells bear markers (antigens) that identify them to the immune system, thereby making them targets for destruction by cytolytic T lymphocytes. Therapeutic cancer vaccines designed to exploit our recently gained knowledge of the identity and structure of these antigens are now being tested in clinical trials.
- tumour antigens;
- cytotoxic T lymphocytes