T-cells or T-lymphocytes are responsible for much of the body's response to viruses and cancers and form a crucial part of the body's adaptive immune response.[1] While they are produced by in the bone marrow they mature in the thymus gland.[1] They produce targeted responses to specific antigens and are hence part of the adaptive immune response.[1] Upon contact with an antigen they divide rapidly and produce large amount of T cells sensitized to said antigen.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Marieb, EN; Hoehn, K (2013). Human Anatomy & Physiology (9th ed.). Boston, USA: Pearson. ISBN 978-0-321-74326-8. 

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