Anatomy & Physiology Question #18
What is the role of the thymus with T-cell lymphocytes?
- Mature and has a role in adaptive immunity
- Grows and is recognise the body’s own cells
- Become NK cells then gets destroyed in the thymus
- Phagocytose antigens and has no role with the thymus
The correct answer is A. T cells are lymphocyte immune cells that protect the body from pathogens and cancer cells. T cells originate from bone marrow and mature in the thymus. They are important for cell mediated and adaptive immunity. The other answers do not involve T-cells or immunity functions.