Chapter 13. Histophysiology of Follicular Structures and Germinal Centres in Relation to B Cell Differentiation

  1. Ruth Porter and
  2. Julie Whelan
  1. P. Nieuwenhuis,
  2. N. A. Gastkemper and
  3. D. Opstelten

Published Online: 30 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470720660.ch13

Ciba Foundation Symposium 84 - Microenvironments in Haemopoietic and Lymphoid Differentiation

Ciba Foundation Symposium 84 - Microenvironments in Haemopoietic and Lymphoid Differentiation

How to Cite

Nieuwenhuis, P., Gastkemper, N. A. and Opstelten, D. (1981) Histophysiology of Follicular Structures and Germinal Centres in Relation to B Cell Differentiation, in Ciba Foundation Symposium 84 - Microenvironments in Haemopoietic and Lymphoid Differentiation (eds R. Porter and J. Whelan), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470720660.ch13

Author Information

  1. Department of Histology, University of Groningen, Oostersingel 69\1, 9713 EZ Groningen, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1981

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780272796368

Online ISBN: 9780470720660

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Keywords:

  • histophysiology;
  • germinal centres;
  • follicular structures;
  • transfer systems;
  • lymphocytic reaction

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • The Germinal Centre reaction

  • Microenvironmental Aspects of Germinal Centres

  • Germinal Centres as a Source of Lymphocytes

  • Immune Capacities of Germinal Centre-Derived Cells

  • Properties of the Germinal Centre Precursor Cell

  • Possible role of Germinal Centres in B Cell Differentiation

  • References

  • Discussion

  • References