Cells at Work! Killer T Cell
This special edition plush collaboration with highly acclaimed, educational Anime series Cells at Work! provides a memorable hands-on-way to learn about Killer T-Cells and the Immune System.
Killer T Cells are Immune Cells that get instructions from Helper T Cells. They fight cancers and viruses. They are produced in the bone marrow.
Memorable get well gift, care package surprise, and fun learning tool for family, friends, students, scientists, educators, doctors, nurses and anyone who has a healthy sense of humor! Features high quality materials, detailed design and includes an educational card with fascinating facts about the Immune system and T-Cells.
Complete the set! Pairs well with Cells at Work! White Blood Cell, Red Blood Cell, Platelet and Macrophage.
Size: 5.5 x 5 x 2”
Cells at Work! ©Akane Shimizu / KODANSHA, Aniplex, davidproduction
|Sizes||Giantmicrobes are based on actual microbes, cells, organisms and other critters, only 1,000,000 times actual size!
Gigantic (GG) 16-24"
XL (XL) 10-15"
Original (PD) 5-8"
Keychain (KC) 2-4" with clip
|Materials||Plush from all new materials. Stuffed with polyester fiber fill. Surface washable: sponge with water & soap, air dry.|
|Packaging||Each plush microbe includes a printed card with fun, educational and fascinating facts about the actual microbe or cell.|
|Safety||Every product meets or exceeds U.S. and European standards for safety. For ages 3 and up.|
All about Cells at Work! Killer T Cell
FACTS: Killer T-cells are a type of white blood cell and an important part of your immune system. Also called cytotoxic T lymphocytes, they kill cells infected with a virus, cancer cells and other microbes that do not belong in your body. Killer T-cells are your body’s equivalent of a special operations unit as they only look for and destroy one specific type of invader. They do this by relying on antigens from infected cells.
Like most blood cells, killer T-cells are produced in the bone marrow. However, they travel through the bloodstream to the thymus, a small organ between the lungs, where they mature into powerful fighters. Thus, the name T-cell.
There are two main types of T-cells: killer and helper. Helper T-cells coordinate the immune system and signal to killer T-cells and other white blood cells when a virus is present. Despite their importance, it is remarkable that these immune cells were only discovered about 50 years ago.
Today, T-cells are gaining a lot of attention in immunotherapy to treat cancer. One type of immunotherapy uses a patient’s own killer T-cells. They are separated from the blood, genetically modified, and then given back to the patient to destroy cancerous cells.