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What does CTL stand for?

CTL stands for Cytotoxic T cell

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Tokyo, Japan) has patented a tumor antigen gene identified by screening a cDNA library derived from a gastric cancer cell line that can induce gastric cancer antigen specific cytotoxic T cell by means of hybridization and PCR utilizing an amino acid sequence of peptide fragment of a known gastric cancer antigen protein, introducing a selected cDNA clone into a cell of gastric cancer cell line that cannot induce gastric cancer antigen specific cytotoxic T cell so that the clone should be expressed in the cell, and selecting a transgenic cell that has acquired the ability to induce cytotoxic T cell.
The data, published in the December issue of Nature Biotechnology, highlights a method for modifying targets on cancer cells called antigens to facilitate activation of cytotoxic T cells -- a key component of the immune system responsible for destroying cancerous cells.