B cells in the bursa of Fabricius express a novel C-type lectin gene.

@article{Goitsuka1997BCI,
  title={B cells in the bursa of Fabricius express a novel C-type lectin gene.},
  author={Ryo Goitsuka and Chen-lo H. Chen and Max D. Cooper},
  journal={Journal of immunology},
  year={1997},
  volume={159 7},
  pages={3126-32}
}
The avian bursa of Fabricius provides an essential microenvironment for B cell development and Ab repertoire expansion by a gene conversion mechanism. To explore regulatory interactions between B lineage cells and the bursal microenvironment, we sought to identify genes encoding cell surface molecules selectively expressed on bursal B cells. We report in this work the identification of the chB1 gene that encodes a C-type lectin molecule that is a distant relative of the mammalian B cell… CONTINUE READING