An Atlas of B-cell Clonal Distribution in the Human Body

Meng W, Zhang B, Schwartz GW, Rosenfeld AM, Ren D, Thome JJC, Carpenter DJ, Matsuoka N, Lerner H, Friedman AL, Granot T, Farber DL, Shlomchik MJ, Hershberg U, Luning Prak ET. Nat Biotechnol. 2017 Aug 21. doi: 10.1038/nbt.3942. [Epub ahead of print]


A new “anatomic atlas” of how B cells – the immune system’s producer of antibodies – link up to form networks has been charted by researchers led by senior author Dr. Nina Luning Prak. The map will be an important resource for researchers and clinicians studying infectious diseases, the microbiome, vaccine responses, and tissue-specific immunity. Their findings appear in Nature Biotechnology.
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