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Antigen-selected, immunoglobulin-secreting cells persist in human spleen and bone marrow

Ellyard, Julia; Avery, Danielle T; Phan, Tri Giang; Hare, Nathan; Hodgkin, Phillip D; Tangye, Stuart G

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Plasma cells (PCs) represent the final stage of B-cell differentiation and are devoted to the production of Immunoglobulin (Ig). Perturbations to their development can result in human disorders characterized by PC expansion and hypergammaglobulinemia. Ig-secreting cells (ISCs) have been identified in secondary lymphoid tissues and bone marrow (BM). Most ISCs in lymphoid tissue are short-lived; in contrast, ISCs that migrate to the BM become long-lived PCs and continue to secrete immunoglobulin...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/29884
Source: Blood
DOI: 10.1182/blood-2003-09-3109

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