Estimated number of CD8 T lymphocytes

Value 4e+10 cells
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Lonchay C et al., Correlation between tumor regression and T cell responses in melanoma patients vaccinated with a MAGE antigen. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2004 Oct 5 101 Suppl 2: 14631-8. p.14637 left column 4th paragraphPubMed ID15452345
Comments p.14637 left column 4th paragraph:"Fig. 5 summarizes the view of the anti-MAGE-3.A1 nai¨Ve repertoire that emerges from [investigators’] analysis: ˜100 different clono-types comprising ˜160 CTLp [Cytotoxic T Lymphocyte precursors] each contribute to the nai¨ve CTLp compartment of 16,000 cells, i.e., 4×10^-7 of the 4×10^10 CD8 T cells, which is estimated to be the total number of CD8 T cells in the human body."
Entered by Uri M
ID 111624