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Semin Immunol. 1997 Dec;9(6):331-7.

Lymphocyte homeostasis.

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INSERM U345, Institut Necker, 156 Rue Vaugirard, Paris, 75015, France.

Abstract

B- and T-lymphocyte populations have an independent homeostatic regulation of resting (B and T) and activated (B) or memory (T) cell compartments. This organization may provide an efficient mechanism to ensure simultaneously a first natural barrier of protection against common pathogens, the maintenance of immunological T-cell memory and a reservoir of repertoire diversity capable of dealing with new antigenic challenges.

PMID:
9405261
DOI:
10.1006/smim.1997.0090
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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