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B lymphocytes (B cells) are formed in the bone marrow. B lymphocytes have particular sites (receptors) on their surface where specific antigens can attach. When a B lymphocyte encounters an antigen, the antigen attaches to the receptor, stimulating the B lymphocyte to change into a plasma cell. Plasma cells produce antibodies. These antibodies are specific to the antigen that stimulated their production.

glossary/b_lymphocytes.txt · Last modified: 2012/10/16 14:40 (external edit)