Functional changes of human peripheral B-lymphocyt

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Functional changes of human peripheral B-lymphocyt

Postby caryn » Mon Apr 06, 2009 02:18 pm

Irrespective of whether the PBMCs were stimulated with or w/o PWM in vitro, the mean percentages of generated plasma cells were significantly higher in pre-eclamptic group than in the controls (P < 0.05). There were more antibody-producing cells in pre-eclamptic women following the activation of PWM than those in the controls (P < 0.01)...

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19341382

Yet another "annoyed immune system!" study. The interesting thing about these in general is that they're starting to hone in on activated *adaptive* immune responses, in addition to the known *innate* immune responses. It's not just that we've got inflammation because of a foreign something in our systems, it's that we've got *antibodies*.

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