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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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Epratuzumab is a humanized monoclonal antibody that targets CD22 antigen, found on the surface of B-lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell.
H]2 cells trigger further innate and also cell-mediated immune responses within the lungs, including activation of B-lymphocytes to secrete immunoglobulin E (IgE).
In the early phase of the tumor development (9 days) the number of T- and B-lymphocytes in the spleen was markedly enhanced in the group fed the Echinacea product.
Her B-lymphocyte deficiency may have been a consequence of treatment with immunosuppressive agents, or defective T- and B-cell interactions.
Because more than 80% of non-Hodgkin's lymphomas originate from clonal proliferations of B-lymphocytes, it is apparent why most examples of MLLP are of B-phenotype.
While no one is claiming miracles, Lennon and neurologist Moses Rodriguez say some severely crippled mice improved "dramatically" after treatment with antibodies belonging to a class called immunoglobulin G (IgG), produced by white blood cells called B-lymphocytes.
The body has two main types of lymphocytes that can develop into lymphomas: B-lymphocytes (B-cells) and T-lymphocytes (T-cells).
Immunophenotypically, the cells are monoclonal B-lymphocytes with CD5 coexpression.
When immune cells called B-lymphocytes are overactive, the immune system produces inflammatory cells and antibodies that begin to attack the body's own tissue, leading to autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis.
WM occurs as low-grade B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma, characterized by B-lymphocytes in the bone marrow, and an abnormal level of the protein monoclonal immunoglobulin M (IgM).
The most common form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, accounting for one in four of all cases, follicular lymphoma is a slow-growing cancer that arises from B-lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell, and mainly affects older adults -- men and women in equal numbers.
With this receptor blocked, the B-lymphocytes never sprang into action.