B cell

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Synonyms for B cell

a lymphocyte derived from bone marrow that provides humoral immunity

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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.
Julius says that his earlier experiments looked at the effects of human-and sheep-milk proteins on cultured mouse B lymphocytes, but that current work using human-milk proteins and human cells is showing similar results.
The interaction of epithelial cells with T and B lymphocytes induces epithelial cells to differentiate into M cells in vitro (5), indicating the importance of lymphocyte-epithelial cell interactions for maintaining M cells in the follicle-associated epithelium of the Peyers patches (Figure 1).
Are there B lymphocytes alive and well and living in the thymus gland?