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what are Th cells?

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by GingerSue GingerSue (Member)

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This is about cytokines, interleukins and IL-18

IL-18 plays an important role in the development

of Th cells.

I know about T lymphocytes, T helper cells, T suppressor cells

What are Th cells?

I've looked on google for a while and found Th1 and Th2 cells (psoriasis and atopic dermatitis).

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MikeyJ is a RN and specializes in Peds, PICU, Home health, Dialysis.

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Yup, they are T Helper Cells -- they are "useless" in the sense of immunity (no phagocytic or cytotoxic effects). Their main action is to activate other cells (particularly B cells).

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thanks

I kept googling and found one source that referred to

Th cells as "helper" cells

it is IL-18 that contributes to the development of Th cells.

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