How important are T-Cells

In summary, T-cells play a crucial role in the immune system by fighting off infections and cancers in the body. Their loss would not cause immediate death, but can lead to death from infections or cancer over time. T-cells are mostly produced in the thymus and then distributed throughout the body to patrol for harmful substances. The size of a typical T-cell is measured in µM^3. There is no specific area or organ in the body that holds the majority of T-cells.
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Can a percentage of total and immediate (hypothetical sub 1 second) T-Cell loss cause death to a typical adult?

What percentage of hypothetical immediate loss would yield rapid death under 1 minute?

What would the most likely cause of death be?

What size is a typical T-Cell in µM^3 ?

Is there an area or organ in the human body which holds the vast majority of T-Cells?

Greatly appreciated.
 
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Here is wikipedia on T-cells.
T-cells function in the immune system which fights infections and cancers (to some degree) in the body.
They don't keep you body alive directly, they fight off attacks upon the body (from disease organisms or cancer).

Their loss would not cause an immediate death (even if they were all gone instantly), because you would have to die of an infection or cancer. That would take a while.

They are (mostly?) made in the thymus (the T in T-cell), but them distribute themselves throughout the body as they patrol around looking for things that should not be there (disease organisms and cancer cells).
 
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Great, what about their size?
 
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1. How do T-cells contribute to the immune system?

T-cells are a type of white blood cell that play a crucial role in the immune system. They are responsible for recognizing and attacking foreign invaders, such as viruses and bacteria, as well as cancer cells. T-cells also help to regulate and coordinate the immune response, ensuring that it is effective and does not harm healthy cells.

2. Why are T-cells important in fighting infections and diseases?

T-cells are important in fighting infections and diseases because they are highly specialized in recognizing and responding to specific antigens, which are molecules on the surface of pathogens. This means that T-cells can target and destroy specific invaders, helping to prevent the spread of infection and disease.

3. What happens when there is a deficiency in T-cells?

When there is a deficiency in T-cells, the immune system is weakened and less able to fight off infections and diseases. This can lead to an increased risk of developing serious infections, as well as certain types of cancer. A deficiency in T-cells can be caused by genetic factors, certain medications, and diseases such as HIV/AIDS.

4. Can T-cells be used in medical treatments?

Yes, T-cells can be used in medical treatments such as immunotherapy. This involves manipulating and enhancing T-cells to better target and attack cancer cells. T-cells can also be used in the treatment of autoimmune diseases, where they are used to suppress an overactive immune response.

5. How can I keep my T-cells healthy?

To keep your T-cells healthy, it is important to maintain a balanced and healthy lifestyle. This includes eating a nutritious diet, getting enough sleep, managing stress levels, and avoiding harmful substances like tobacco. Regular exercise can also help to boost the immune system and keep T-cells functioning properly.

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