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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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In future, it should be possible to manufacture vaccines which stimulate long-lasting B-cell responses against HIV, the scientists believe.
T-cell/histiocyte-rich large B-cell lymphoma is an unusually encountered lymphoid neoplasm of stomach with aggressive course, and is an uncommon morphologic variant of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.
RTX treatment can be repeated if the circulating B-cells and proteinuria not reach the remission rang (>3.
Until now, formation of new B-cell follicles in the lymph nodes was thought to only happen just after birth.
The small clonal B-cells populations have been detected in myelodysplastic syndrome, post chemotherapy and benign disorders such as immune related or isolated thrombocytopenia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and chronic cardiovascular disease (11) and in 1% of cases will be precursor of B-cell neoplasm (5,6).
We detected an unexpected Class II IgG complement-dependent cytotoxicity for all sera tested, enhanced by DTT treatment according to the ASHI scoring system (1 and 2 as negative, 4 as 30-49%, 6 as 50-79%, and 8 as 80-100% lysed lymphocytes (see Table 1)) and also in the B-cells negative control well (serum pool from donors which shows no cytotoxic reactions in the lymphocytotoxicity test, BioRad, CA).
In their battle for keeping our bodies on the safe side, T-Cells and B-cells use unique tactics to stay on top of the game.
The interaction of the T-cells and B-cells protect the body against these invaders and is called the immune response.
Significant alteration of the immune response as measured by B-cells and helper T-cells was shown only for highly hypnotizable Ss exposed to hypnosis.
The CD20 molecule is a key target in B-cell malignancy therapy because it is expressed on most B-cells.
B-cells are the largest cell type in the hepatopancreas and have a large vacuole encompassed by a thin layer of cytoplasm (Fig.