How do Helper T cells react to a foreign substance entering the body?
Updated: 3/30/2021
How do Helper T cells react to a foreign substance entering the body?

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  • How will the Helper T cells react?
  • An unknown pathogen has made its way into the body!
  • OH NO!!
  • The lymphocytes are going to come to the site of infection via lymphatic vessels.
  • This pathogen needs to be reported immediately!
  • Time for the real deal...
  • Calling all B cells! I repeat, calling all B cells
  • A foreign pathogen has been spotted, and antibodies must be produced immediately!
  • ON IT!!
  • After maturing in the bone marrow, the B cells will move to the spleen and lymph nodes.
  • After maturing in the thymus, the cytotoxic, memory, and helper T cells make their way to the spleen and lymph nodes.
  • These people really scare me!
  • REPORTING TO KILL!
  • All cytotoxic T cells are looking for a spiky antigen!
  • Cytotoxic T cells are looking for this specific antigen on the pathogen's surface!
  • Okay, now you can go kill it, please!
  • Now, the Helper T cell will let the cytotoxic T cells and now activated B cells do their job...
  • With antibodies being produced and cytotoxic cells killing pathogens, a helper T cell's job is done...for now
  • Wow, what a long day!
  • Now, time for me to continue looking for foreign pathogens!