B lymphocyte


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B lymphocyte

also B-lym·pho·cyte  (bē′lĭm′fə-sīt′)
n.
See B cell.

B cell


n.
1. Also called B lymphocyte. a type of white blood cell that circulates in the blood and lymph and produces antibody upon encountering any antigen that has a molecular arrangement complementary to the antibody.
[1970–75]
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Noun1.B lymphocyte - a lymphocyte derived from bone marrow that provides humoral immunityB lymphocyte - a lymphocyte derived from bone marrow that provides humoral immunity; it recognizes free antigen molecules in solution and matures into plasma cells that secrete immunoglobulin (antibodies) that inactivate the antigens
lymph cell, lymphocyte - an agranulocytic leukocyte that normally makes up a quarter of the white blood cell count but increases in the presence of infection
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Their activation is triggered by the encounter of an antigen-presenting cell, like a dendritic cell or a B lymphocyte. In humans, lymphocytes are activated when they encounter a plasmacytoid dendritic cell and acquire a LAG-3+[FoxP3.sup.+][CTLA-4.sup.+] phenotype.
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It was observed that the changes in lymphocyte function were accompanied by a differential effect of moderate exercise on T and B lymphocyte metabolism [67].
First by specifically targeting cells expressing CD86, such as monocytes, macrophages, and dendritic cells, while eliminating the undesired stimulation of lymphocytes including resting and activated T and B lymphocytes expressing the IL-10 receptor.
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Presentation of the bacterial antigens on the surface of the macrophage then stimulates B lymphocytes specific to the pathogen, and the B cells produce more antibodies to control the infection.