Figure 24-22. The main stages in B cell development.

Figure 24-22The main stages in B cell development

All of the stages shown occur independently of antigen. When they are activated by their specific foreign antigen and helper T cells in peripheral lymphoid organs, mature naïve B cells proliferate and differentiate into effector or memory cells (not shown).

From: B Cells and Antibodies

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