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student12
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B cells

Post by student12 » Thu Jun 01, 2006 12:09 pm

Many texts that ive read refers to B cell producing atibodies. I just want a clarification.
Does B cells produce antibodies or it is the plasma cells that produce the antibodies?
Because what i know is that when B cells interacts with specific antigens it proliferate into a memory cell and a plasma cell.

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Post by victor » Fri Jun 02, 2006 3:12 am

It's plasma cell which secreting antibodies. B cell is just like a non-activated cell which will differentiate into plasma cell and memory cell if it interact with some non-self antigents
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