Increased expression of surface IgM but not IgD or IgG on human B cells in response to IL-4.

Surface IgM (sIgM) was increased up to 10 times on human tonsillar B cells activated with IL-4. No change was observed for surface IgD, IgG or IgE. Other activators of human B cells, such as TPA, EBV and anti-IgM resulted in increased expression of the low-affinity receptor for IgE (CD23), but had no effect on sIgM. IL-4 also increased sIgM expression on… CONTINUE READING