News tagged with b cell receptor

Genetic risk factor for premature birth found

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered a genetic risk factor for premature birth. The risk factor is related to a gene that codes for a protein that the scientists have found ...

May 06, 2014
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Rapid recall to fight familiar foes

The immune system's first encounter with a potential threat is a valuable learning experience. Through a process of genetic recombination, our immune B cells can potentially produce a wide array of B cell receptor (BCR) molecules, ...

Aug 23, 2013
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How the immune system positions its gatekeepers

(Medical Xpress)—For an immune response to get underway, an invading microbe must first be halted in the spleen, and then digested by immune cells known as 'dendritic cells', which guard specific portals. Australian scientists ...

Mar 19, 2013
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Origin of chronic lymphatic leukaemia: lead discovered

Up until now the causes of the development of chronic lymphatic leukaemia, the most common form of cancer of the blood in Europe, have been unknown. At present a cure is not possible. A research group at the MedUni Vienna ...

Apr 11, 2012
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