#96780. Asked by nibbles0011. (Jun 19 08 10:11 AM)
An important type of white cell is the lymphocyte, which comes in two forms, a B-type and an T-type. The B-type makes circulating antibodies. The B-type is made in lymph nodes and bone marrow.
The T-type lymphocyte ("T" is for killer) either kills foreign cells on contact or helps by releasing chemicals that assist in killing invaders. T-cells recognize the surface proteins on other cells and when they come in contact with an intruder, the invading cells are killed. These lymphocytes are made in a gland at the base of the neck, called the thymus.
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