B Lymphocytes: Receptors
Published Online: 15 JAN 2007
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Kurosaki, T. and Hikida, M. 2007. B Lymphocytes: Receptors. eLS. .
- Published Online: 15 JAN 2007
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The B-cell receptor (BCR) is a complex of integral membrane proteins which is expressed on the cell surface of B lymphocytes. The BCR not only recognizes an antigen and transduces activating signals, but also plays a central role in determining the fate of B lymphocytes.
- B-cell receptor;
- pre-B-cell receptor;
- BCR signalling;
- tonic signal;
- B-cell fate