What are T Cells: Creation and Function


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T cells that express CD4 _____

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1. T cells that express CD8 _____

2. A cell that is infected with a virus can be killed by certain types of T cells. This programmed cell death is known as:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

T cells are important components of our immune systems, and this quiz/worksheet will help you assess your understanding of their properties and related vocabulary.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on various properties of T-cells, including:

  • CD4+ T cells
  • CD8+ T cells
  • Programmed cell death
  • T cell maturation
  • Cytotoxic T Cells

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast different types of T Cells
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define programmed cell death
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding T cell maturation

Additional Learning

To learn more about T Cells, review the accompanying lesson, What are T Cells: Creation and Function. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Familiarize yourself with the white blood cell T lymphocyte
  • Know what T helper cells are
  • Understand the function of cytotoxic T cells
  • Define apoptosis
  • Explore memory T cells
  • Familiarize yourself with the production and maturation of T cells