CD4


CD4

noun, often attributive \ˌsē-(ˌ)dē-ˈfr\

Definition of CD4

:  a large glycoprotein that is found on the surface especially of helper T cells, that is the receptor for HIV, and that usually functions to facilitate recognition of antigens by helper T cells

Origin of CD4

cluster of differentiation
First Known Use: 1984

CD4

noun , often attrib \-ˈfōr, -ˈfr\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CD4

: a large glycoprotein that is found especially on the surface of helper T cells, that is the receptor for HIV, and that usually functions to facilitate recognition by helper T cell receptors of antigens complexed with molecules of a class that are found on the surface of antigen-presenting cells (as B cells and macrophages) and are the product of genes of the major histocompatibility complex

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