Division time of inflammatory T cells (effector T cells) after activation

Range 6 - 8 hours
Organism Unspecified
Reference Altman BJ, Dang CV. Normal and cancer cell metabolism: lymphocytes and lymphoma. FEBS J. 2012 Aug279(15):2598-609. doi: 10.1111/j.1742-4658.2012.08651.x. p.2599 right column 3rd paragraphPubMed ID22672505
Comments "Activation of inflammatory T cells (effector T cells) triggers many physiological changes that are similar to hallmarks seen in cancer cells. After activation, T cells rapidly increase in size, or ‘blast’, and divide up to every 6–8 h, faster than nearly any other somatic cell type. The cells also eventually begin to express new ligand receptors, and secrete new cytokines such as IL-2 and interferon-gamma for paracrine signaling to other T cells and to coordinate with other immune compartments."
Entered by Uri M
ID 110712