Saturday, October 22, 2011

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

A lymphocyte has mainly one purpose in the blood system is to provide immunity to certain infections. Lymphocytes make of about 25-33 percent of all white cells in your body.  They are found in the circulatory system and concentrated in lymphoid tissue areas such as spleen, tonsil and lymph nodes.  These places are where the immune response will occur.  B lymphocytes and T lymphocytes are the two primary types. B cells differentiates into a plasma cell which will secrete an immunoglobulin.  B cells mature in the bone marrow,but T cells mature in the thymus.  T cells multiply quickly and become cytotoxic cells or memory cells.  They are used in Cancer treatment to destroy cancer cells.


No comments:

Post a Comment