B cell

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Synonyms for B cell

a lymphocyte derived from bone marrow that provides humoral immunity

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H]2 cells activate B-lymphocytes to make antibodies and secrete an array of proinflammatory factors.
7 Lymphocytes 2125 [+ or -] 509 1994 [+ or -] 510* (cells/[micro]l) B-lymphocytes 236 [+ or -] 130 227 [+ or -] 132 (cells/[micro]l) T-lymphocytes 1560 [+ or -] 471 1492 [+ or -] 440 (cells/[micro]l) CD4 pos.
Circulating monoclonal B-lymphocytes in non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
When it comes to building permanent immunity, B-lymphocytes are the key players because they can remember specific germs and mount a rapid antibody attack.
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma develops in white blood cells called B-lymphocytes, or B-cells.
but immune-suppressing drugs currently used to treat the disease indiscriminately affect "innocent" T-cells and other useful white blood cells called B-lymphocytes.
PRTX-100 has the ability, at very low concentrations, to bind to and to regulate activation of human B-lymphocytes and macrophages, which mediate inflammation in certain autoimmune diseases.
21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gut bacteria exert a dramatic, systemic effect on the development of the immune system's B-lymphocytes, according to a new mouse study by researchers at Boston Children's Hospital.
We speculate that the negative effect of Nef on the mobility of T-helper cells has far reaching consequences for the efficient formation of antibodies by B-lymphocytes in the patient.
DLBCL and follicular lymphoma, the two most common types of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, are cancers of the body's B-lymphocytes.
Multiple myeloma is an incurable cancer of plasma cells, a type of white blood cell derived from B-lymphocytes, normally responsible for the production of antibodies, in which abnormal cells accumulate in the bone marrow leading to bone lesions and interfering with the production of normal blood cells.
They also found that the smoke primarily affects antibody-producing B-lymphocytes rather than other immune cell types, shedding light on the mechanism of immune suppression, says study coauthor Mohan L.
Plasma cells are mature B-lymphocytes, an important component of the immune system responsible for the production of immunoglobulins.
The finding hints that this patient's tumor began when many B-lymphocytes started dividing and secreting an HIV-specific antibody, Ng says.