Germinal center selection and the development of memory B and plasma cells

@article{Shlomchik2012GerminalCS,
  title={Germinal center selection and the development of memory B and plasma cells},
  author={Mark J. Shlomchik and Florian J. Weisel},
  journal={Immunological Reviews},
  year={2012},
  volume={247}
}
Summary:  A hallmark of adaptive immune responses is the generation of long‐lived protection after primary exposure to a pathogen. In humoral responses, this protection stems from a combination of sustained antibody titers and long‐lived memory B cells (MBCs), with the former deriving from long‐lived plasma cells (PCs). Both types of cell are thought to primarily derive from the germinal center (GC), a unique structure that forms during the immune response to many types of antigenic stimuli… 

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