Human milk-derived B cells: a highly activated switched memory cell population primed to secrete antibodies.

@article{Tuaillon2009HumanMB,
  title={Human milk-derived B cells: a highly activated switched memory cell population primed to secrete antibodies.},
  author={Edouard Tuaillon and Diane Val{\'e}a and Pierre Becquart and Yassine Al Tabaa and Nicolas M{\'e}da and Karine Bollor{\'e} and Philippe Van de Perre and Jean Pierre Vendrell},
  journal={Journal of immunology},
  year={2009},
  volume={182 11},
  pages={7155-62}
}
While secretory Abs have been extensively explored in human breast milk, the existence, features, and functions of B lymphocytes remain largely unexplored in this compartment. We analyzed breast milk and blood lymphocytes from 21 lactating women, including 12 HIV-1-infected mothers. Breast milk B cells displayed a phenotype of class-switched memory B cells, with few IgD(+) memory and naive B cells. We observed that breast milk B lymphocytes bore a unique profile of adhesion molecules (CD44… CONTINUE READING
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