B cells are a type of white blood cell that is one of the major components of the adaptive immune system.
They help by producing antibodies to fight off infections and also produce memory B cells that cause long-term immunity against certain types of pathogens.
Besides lymph nodes, where would you expect to find proliferating (dividing) b cells? This blog is about B cells and what they do.
I’ll break it down piece by piece for you so that you can better understand this process:
B Cells are a type of white blood cell, one of the main parts of our immune system They help with fighting off infections by producing antibodies to fight disease.
Causing pathogens like viruses and bacteria.
But also produce memory bcells which cause long term immunity against certain types of pathogens.
The lymph nodes have proliferating (dividing) b cells because they’re constantly dealing with all the different types of antigens in the environment.
Need to be able to create lots of specific responses.
This helps keep us healthy when we come into contact with new things!