Rania M El Sayed

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Follicular dendritic cells (FDCs) periodically arrange membrane-bound immune complexes (ICs) of T-dependent Ags 200-500A apart, and in addition to Ag, they provide B cells with costimulatory signals. This prompted the hypothesis that Ag in FDC-ICs can simultaneously cross-link multiple BCRs and induce T cell-independent (TI) B cell activation. TI responses(More)
The proteolytic activity of a disintegrin and metalloproteinase 10 (ADAM10) regulates cell-fate decisions in Drosophila and mouse embryos. However, in utero lethality of ADAM10(-/-) mice has prevented examination of ADAM10 cleavage events in lymphocytes. To investigate their role in B cell development, we generated B cell-specific ADAM10 knockout mice.(More)
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