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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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If they are activated by a B lymphocyte, the [CD8.sup.+] Tregs will express [CD25.sup.+][CTLA-4.sup.+][FoxP3.sup.+], which suppresses cell proliferation and release of proinflammatory cytokines.
For example, Navarro and colleagues [67] demonstrated the ability of chronic moderate-intensity exercise (eight weeks of treadmill running) to modulate the activation, proliferation, cytokine production, and glucose and glutamine metabolism of T and B lymphocytes.
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.
In research to be published in the May PEDIATRIC RESEARCH, Goldman finds that certain soluble proteins in breast milk can activate macrophages -- white blood cells that complement B lymphocytes in the immune response.
In contrast, the inflammatory infiltrates in patients with Mediterranean spotted fever were mainly characterized by macrophages (p = 0.04, Figure 4) and T and B lymphocytes. The relative amounts of vessel formation were similar in the 2 diseases.
Immunohistochemistry of both tumors revealed a mixed population of CD2O-positive B lymphocytes and CD3-positive T lymphocytes.
Are there B lymphocytes alive and well and living in the thymus gland?