B cell reconstitution after human bone marrow transplantation: recapitulation of ontogeny?

Patients undergoing BMT have a long-lasting defect of B cell-mediated immunity, especially if chronic GVHD ensues. It has been postulated that the post-transplant B cell abnormalities can be explained by the recapitulation of B cell ontogeny. To test this hypothesis, we studied the quantitative and phenotypic reconstitution of circulating B cells in 24… CONTINUE READING