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Genetic control of immune cell proliferation

Genetic control of immune cell proliferationGerminal centers are transient structures in the lymph nodes where antibody-producing B cells proliferate and differentiate at extraordinary rates. Germinal centers can be visually divided into a dark zone and light zone. For the proliferation and differentiation to occur, B cells must cycle between the two zones. Investigators have discovered how specific genes regulate this cycling. The findings provide new insights on how certain types of lymphomas form.Germinal centers are transient structures in the lymph nodes where antibody-producing B cells proliferate and differentiate at extraordinary rates. Germinal centers can be visually divided into a dark zone and light zone. For the proliferation and differentiation to occur, B cells must cycle between the two zones. Investigators have discovered how specific genes regulate this cycling. The findings provide new insights on how certain types of lymphomas form.

Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170419093244.htm

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