Anatomy & Physiology Question #18

Question

What is the role of the thymus with T-cell lymphocytes?

Answers

  1. Mature and has a role in adaptive immunity
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  2. Grows and is recognise the body’s own cells
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  3. Become NK cells then gets destroyed in the thymus
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  4. Phagocytose antigens and has no role with the thymus
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Explanation

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.

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