Regulation of B-Cell Populations

  • I. C. M. MacLennan
  • S. Oldfield
  • Y.-J. Liu
  • P. J. L. Lane
Part of the Current Topics in Pathology book series (CT PATHOLOGY, volume 79)


B cells carry antigen-specific receptors in the form of surface-bound immunoglobulin, which has a uniform antigen-binding capacity for any one B cell. As the body has the potential to produce specific antibodies in response to a vast range of antigens, it follows that it must have a correspondingly large number of B cells bearing the appropriate immunoglobulin.


Somatic Mutation Germinal Centre Marginal Zone Follicular Dendritic Cell Secondary Lymphoid Organ 
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  • I. C. M. MacLennan
  • S. Oldfield
  • Y.-J. Liu
  • P. J. L. Lane

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