The Biology Project: Immunology

HIV and AIDS Problem Set

Problem 4: White blood cell regulating production of antibodies and destruction of infected cells

What type of specialized white blood cell interacts with other cells, regulating the production of antibodies and destruction of infected cells?

A. B cells
B.

Helper T cells

These specialized white blood cells interact with B cells to initiate antibody production and with Cytotoxic T cells to regulate destruction of infected cells. Helper T cells produce molecules called cytokines to communicate with other cells of the immune system.

C. Cytotoxic T cells
D. Phagocytes

 


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