B cell-associated immune profiles in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD)

@inproceedings{Kim2012BCI,
  title={B cell-associated immune profiles in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD)},
  author={Kyoung Woon Kim and Byung Ha Chung and Eun Joo Jeon and Bo-mi Kim and Bum Soon Choi and Cheol Whee Park and Yong Soo Kim and Seok-Goo Cho and Mi-La Cho and Chul Woo Yang},
  booktitle={Experimental & Molecular Medicine},
  year={2012}
}
Most of the previous studies on immune dysregulation in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) have focused on T cell immunity. We investigated B cell subpopulations in ESRD patients and the effect of hemodialysis (HD) on B cell-associated immune profiles in these patients. Forty-four ESRD [maintenance HD patients (n = 27) and pre-dialysis patients (n = 17)] and 27 healthy volunteers were included in this study. We determined the percentage of B cell subtypes, such as mature and immature B cells… CONTINUE READING