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Curr Opin Immunol. 1995 Feb;7(1):121-9.

B cell activation, tolerance and antigen-presenting function.

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John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University, ACT.

Abstract

Recent advances in the understanding of the collaboration between T cells and B cells have provided a novel framework within which to analyse the mechanisms of B-cell tolerance and its breakdown. Of particular interest has been the finding that B cell anergy is due to defective antigen receptor mediated functions, while the antigen-processing machinery and CD40-dependent activation pathways are unaffected. Thus, the anergic B cell, which otherwise has a short lifespan, can be rescued by a number of regimes to participate in autoimmune responses.

PMID:
7772275
DOI:
10.1016/0952-7915(95)80037-9
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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