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Determining germinal centre B cell fate.
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PMID:  22595532     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The humoral immune system generates immunological memory comprising affinity matured, long-lived memory B cells and plasma cells (PCs), which are generated primarily in germinal centres (GCs). Although many factors are essential in this process, those that specifically govern B cell fate are not fully understood. The provision of T cell help to B cells is key in GC B cell fate determination, and it has become clear recently that this help involves more than direct cell-cell interactions. Recently, the cytokine interleukin (IL)-21 has been identified as a key factor that can modulate the processes within GCs and directly influence B cell fate. In this review, we examine the roles of GC cytokines in the context of cell differentiation.
Dimitra Zotos; David M Tarlinton
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Trends in immunology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1471-4981     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
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Created Date:  2012-5-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100966032     Medline TA:  Trends Immunol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research, 1G Royal Parade, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia; The Department of Medical Biology, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010, Australia.
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