Funciones de los linfocitos B

  1. Prieto Martín, Alfredo
  2. Barbarroja Escudero, José
  3. Barcenilla Rodríguez, Hugo
  4. Díaz Martín, David
Medicine: Programa de Formación Médica Continuada Acreditado

ISSN: 0304-5412

Year of publication: 2013

Issue Title: Enfermedades del sistema inmune (I): fundamentos fisiológicos

Series: 11

Issue: 28

Pages: 1752-1759

Type: Article

DOI: 10.1016/S0304-5412(13)70552-3 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR

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B Iymphocytes are responsible for humoral immunity. Their primary function is the defence of the host against germs by means of the secretion of antibodies that recognise the antigenic molecules of the pathogens. B Iymphocytes have additional functions such as the presentation of antigens to T Iymphocytes, the negative regulation of inflammatory responses and the regulation of responses to autoantigens. B cells produce antibodies to various isotypes that are distributed and located in various parts of our body and trigger various effector functions, such as the activation of the complement, and various cell responses mediated by antibody receptors, such as the phagocytosis of microorganisms and immune complexes and the exocytosis of mediators and cytotoxins.