Humoral Immune Response

Humoral Immune Response - Humoral Immune Response B cells...

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Humoral Immune Response: B cells stimulated by antigen; leads to production of antibodies by plasma cells - Clonal selection of B cells: immunocompetent but naïve B cell is activated by antigen binding its receptor, & forms a clone (population of identical cells) o most cells of clone differentiate into plasma cells , which secrete antibodies o some cells become memory B cells that can mount an immediate response to another encounter with the same antigen - Immunological memory: o Primary immune response takes approximately 3-6 days to start antibody production o Secondary immune response : rapid response to subsequent exposure to same antigen within 2-3 days, a much higher level of antibody is produced than is generated during primary response - o Active immunity: response by our own B cells to antigen(s) naturally acquired: artificially acquired:
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