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Can you tell me how are b cells and t cells activated?

Can you tell me how are b cells and t cells activated?

In marrow and thymus: When the B cells and T cells were first identified among the population of lymphocytes by Bob Good, those cells that were activated in the thymus gland were designated as T cells and those in the bursa of Fabricius of the chicken and equivalent to bone marrow were designated as B cells. The former constituted cells that produced cytotoxic responses and the B cells were noted to produce antibodies ...Read more

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What are the functions of B cells and T cells?

What are the functions of B cells and T cells?

Lymphocytes: T cells, different types, master the specific immune system, while B cells mainly produce different types of antibodies, under the the control T cells, to fight invading microorganisms and/or invading antigens, just simply put for a very complex system (the immune system) ...Read more

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What are B cells and T cells?

What are B cells and T cells?

White blood cells: B-cells make antibodies. Each single B-cell, after maturing by modifying its DNA, produces one type of antibody that is specific for a single target. If the body decides that it is a good antibody, the B-cell moves to the bone marrow making that antibody for years. Some T-cells kill damaged cells (eg after viral infection or pre-tumor cells). Other T-cells act as messenger guiding inflammation ...Read more

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What produces IgG subclasses? Are b cells and/or t cells involved? Too complicated to explain? Is there a book that i can buy that explains this?

What produces IgG subclasses?  Are b cells and/or t cells involved?  Too complicated to explain?  Is there a book that i can buy that explains this?

Immune System: Its a very complicated topic and a good place for you to review the basics without going into medical books and lectures is http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/understandingcancer/immunesystem/immune.Pdf be careful in considering theories by writers of books, websites, etc who promise you cures to all ailments by some tweak in the immune system. If it were that easy, we would have cured cancer. ...Read more

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When testing the immune system can bloods test. B cells t cells nk killer cells, what is the best way to test immune function in depth?

When testing the immune system can bloods test. B cells t cells nk killer cells, what is the best way to test immune function in depth?

Good start: Yes, the parameters you mentioned can be tested easily, and there are numerous other tests which may help to assess "immune function" which can be utilized depending upon the clinical situation and indices of suspicion. You might see either an infectious diseases expert or an immunologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there a test that gives you a breakdown of the numbers of specific types of lymphocytes(b cells, t cells...Etc.)? If so, what is it called?

Is there a test that gives you a breakdown of the numbers of specific types of lymphocytes(b cells, t cells...Etc.)?  If so, what is it called?

More then one: Antibody labeling of the cells and detecting the antibody is the principle behind these tests. Flow cytometry is the commonest way to do do lymphocyte subset typing. ...Read more

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If someone had lymphoma wouldn't their lymphocytes in CBC be abnormal or the t cells and b cells? Bc that's where the lymphoma originates isnt it?

If someone had lymphoma wouldn't their lymphocytes in CBC be abnormal or the t cells and b cells? Bc that's where the lymphoma originates isnt it?

Not always: The complete blood count (CBC) can be normal in lymphoma. Lymphoma may or may not be detectable in peripheral blood. The cancer may be limited to the lymph nodes and bone marrow. In some lymphomas the lymphoma cells can be found in the peripheral blood (a so called leukemic phase). ...Read more

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Which is worse, b cell lymphoma or t cell lymphoma?

Which is worse, b cell lymphoma or t cell lymphoma?

T-cell NHL: The prognosis for t-cell non-hodgkin's lymphoma (nhl) vs. B-cell nhl depends on multiple factors, but in general t-cell nhl has a worse prognosis. One reason is that b-cell, cd20+ nhl can be treated with the anti-cd20 monoclonal antibody Rituximab in addition to chemotherapy. We currently don't have such an effective, low toxicity antibody (biologic treatment) for t-cell nhl. ...Read more

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How can b and t lymphocytes (t cells) help in a bodys immune system?

How can b and t lymphocytes (t cells) help in a bodys immune system?

Complicated issue: T lymphocytes help b cells make antibodies, t-cells help and regulate other t-cells and macrophages in ensuring body defense against infections and tumors. ...Read more

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