Reversible expression of CD138 on mature follicular B cells is downregulated by IL-4.

@article{Lee2013ReversibleEO,
  title={Reversible expression of CD138 on mature follicular B cells is downregulated by IL-4.},
  author={Jae-Ghi Lee and Hana Moon and Chanho Park and Sang Hyuck Shin and KyeongJin Kang and Tae Jin Kim},
  journal={Immunology letters},
  year={2013},
  volume={156 1-2},
  pages={38-45}
}
CD138, known as a marker of plasma cells, was reported to be expressed to an intermediate level in the murine bone marrow precursor B cells. Here an intermediate level of CD138 expression was also noted in a subpopulation of splenic follicular B cells, which were distinguishable from CD138(high) plasma cells, whereas the majority of transitional or marginal… CONTINUE READING