Plasma cells

Plasma Cells: Specialized forms of antibody-producing B-Lymphocytes. They synthesize and secrete immunoglobulin. They are found only in lymphoid organs and at sites of immune responses and normally do not circulate in the blood or lymph. (Rosen et al., Dictionary of Immunology, 1989, p169 & Abbas et al., Cellular and Molecular Immunology, 2d ed, p20)1

Types

Types may include:2

Types of Plasma Cell:

  • Bone Marrow-Homing Plasma Cell

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References

  1. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)
  2. Source: NCI Thesaurus

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