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BAFF Receptor Deficiency

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Abstract

BAFF receptor (BAFF = B cell-activating factor of the TNF family) is a main pro-survival receptor expressed by human B cells. BAFFR deficiency is caused by a homologous deletion within the BAFFR gene (TNFRSF13C). The mutation causes a severe block of B cell development at the stage of immature B cells leading to agammaglobulinemia, impaired humoral immune responses, and immunodeficiency (Warnatz et al., Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 106:13945–50, 2009). In this chapter, we will discuss the main characteristics, the expression, and the signaling properties of BAFF receptor to provide the background information which is needed to explaining the clinical and immunological consequences of BAFFR deficiency and of BAFFR missense mutations.

Keywords

  • BAFF
  • BAFF receptor
  • TNF
  • B cells
  • Cytokines
  • TNF receptor

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Smulski, C.R., Odermatt, P., Eibel, H. (2019). BAFF Receptor Deficiency. In: D'Elios, M., Rizzi, M. (eds) Humoral Primary Immunodeficiencies. Rare Diseases of the Immune System. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-91785-6_11

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