B lymphocytes in the normal brain: contrasts with HIV-associated lymphoid infiltrates and lymphomas.

@article{Anthony2003BLI,
  title={B lymphocytes in the normal brain: contrasts with HIV-associated lymphoid infiltrates and lymphomas.},
  author={Iain Crawford Anthony and DorothyH. Crawford and Jeanne Elisabeth Bell},
  journal={Brain : a journal of neurology},
  year={2003},
  volume={126 Pt 5},
  pages={
          1058-67
        }
}
In recent years evidence has accumulated which suggests that the brain may not be the immunologically privileged site it was once considered to be. It is now widely accepted that T lymphocytes perform surveillance functions in normal brain parenchyma. However, as yet there are no reports of B lymphocytes entering brain parenchyma in the healthy state. This study aimed to determine first the prevalence of B lymphocytes in normal brain, and subsequently whether advancing HIV infection led to… CONTINUE READING
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