B cells masquerade as dendritic cells

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In a recent paper, Schriek et al. show that, in a complement-dependent reaction, marginal zone B cells (MZBs) steal MHC class II (MHCII) from dendritic cells (DCs). Activation of T cells by stolen MHCII complexes potentially allows MZBs to augment or regulate T cell activation in ways that are distinct from DCs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)340-342
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Immunology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology


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