Glossary terms with T Breadcrumb Home Glossar-Begriffe A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z T T cells T cells are white blood cells, which make up part of the adaptive immune system. Target In drug research, structures to which drugs are directed or bind to are called targets. TBNET TBNET, the Tuberculosis Network European Trials group, is a pan-European association of physicians and scientists aiming at promoting clinically-oriented tuberculosis research in Europe. Tick-borne encephalitis Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is an inflammation of the meninges and the brain that is caused by viruses and transmitted by ticks. Translation In research, translation refers to the implementation of findings from basic research in the clinic or in therapeutic applications. Transplant cohort The transplant cohort, a project within DZIF, provides data and biospecimen from transplant patients for studies. Tuberculosis Tuberculosis is a disease of the lungs caused by the Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is one of the most frequent causes of death worldwide. A serious problem is the multidrug-resistance of pathogen variants. Tumor necrosis factor Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) is an important cell signaling factor of the immune system. It is involved in acute inflammatory reactions towards gram-negative bacteria. Tumor suppressor A tumor suppressor is a protein controlling the cell cycle and thereby cell growth. Defects of such proteins can lead to the formation of tumors.