Resting B cells can act as antigen presenting cells in vivo and induce antibody responses.

Last updated on 12-3-2021 by Anonymous (not verified)

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Although it is well established that B lymphocytes are able to present antigen in vitro, the ability of small resting B cells to act as antigen presenting cells in vivo remains controversial. In this report we have studied the antigen presentation and the antibody response induced by mouse B cells after in vivo or in vitro targeting antigens to membrane Ig (mIg), using rat mAbs. Our results show that injection of these mAbs coupled to 2,4-dinitrophenyl (DNP) strongly enhances the IgG1 antibody response against DNP and rat Ig. T cell depleted spleen cells pulsed in vitro with rat Ig without …

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