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B cell

[′bē ‚sel]
(immunology)
One of a heterogeneous population of bone-marrow-derived lymphocytes which participates in the immune responses. Also known as B lymphocyte.
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However, in contrast with the other rickettsial diseases that are characterized by perivascular infiltration of T cells and macrophages, with some B lymphocytes and few neutrophils (10,24-26), the cutaneous damage of ATBF show vasculitis with polymorphonuclear leukocyte-rich inflammation.
Neutralizing antibody: a type of protein produced by B lymphocytes (see above) after stimulation by an antigen; such proteins bind to specific antigens in an immune response and usually counteract or inactivate antigens.
The as-yet-unidentified protein or proteins speed the maturation of cultured B lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell) and prime them for production of antibodies, says Michael H.