B lymphocyte

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a lymphocyte derived from bone marrow that provides humoral immunity

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LymphoStat-B is a human monoclonal antibody that specifically recognizes and inhibits the biological activity of B-lymphocyte stimulator, or BLyS.
Phytohemagglutinin (PHA, Siga) was used as T-lymphocyte mitogen and lipopolysaccharide (LPS, Escherichia coli 055:B5, Siga) as a B-lymphocyte mitogen.
Her B-lymphocyte deficiency may have been a consequence of treatment with immunosuppressive agents, or defective T- and B-cell interactions.
B-lymphocyte suppression in multiple myeloma is a reversible phenomenon specific to normal B-cell progenitors and plasma cell precursors.
The protein, which goes by several names including B-lymphocyte stimulator (BlyS), boosts antibody production by triggering the growth and activity of B cells (SN: 8/21/99, p.
The fact that 2 baboon B-lymphocyte cell lines were permissive for infection is particularly important, according to the investigators.
The Epstein-Barr virus (EB), which brings about infectious mononucleosis, takes up residence in the B-lymphocyte cells of the immune system.
A drug that inhibits early-stage B-lymphocyte activation reduced disease activity in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, and showed potential to significantly decrease the annual number of new brain lesions.
Blisibimod targets elevated levels of B-lymphocyte stimulator (BAFF), which have been associated with a variety of B-cell mediated autoimmune diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus) and rheumatoid arthritis.
Mean counts and percentages of all T- and B-lymphocyte subsets increased after 3 days of illness compared with results obtained during the first 3 days of illness (Figure 1).
Immunization that results in an IgG autoantibody response requires switching of B-lymphocyte class, and therefore CD4 T cells must be involved in addition to naive mature B cells.