immunological surveillance

immunological surveillance
The hypothesis that lymphocyte traffic ensures that all or nearly all parts of the vertebrate body are surveyed by visiting lymphocytes in order to detect any altered-self material, eg. mutant cells.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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