News tagged with b cells

Small molecule targets B cell lymphoma

Scientists are one step closer to developing a targeted therapy for lymphoma. New research, published by Cell Press in the April 13th issue of the journal Cancer Cell, identifies a specific small-molecule inhibitor that was ...

dateApr 12, 2010 in Cancer
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Hungry immune guardians are snappier

German researchers have discovered an elementary mechanism which regulates vital immune functions in healthy people. In situations of hunger which mean stress for the body's cells, the body releases more antimicrobial peptides ...

dateJan 20, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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What is the function of the protein CD20?

Antibodies directed against the protein CD20, which is expressed by immune cells known as B cells, are used to treat B cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma and rheumatoid arthritis. Despite this, the function of CD20 has not been determined. ...

dateDec 22, 2009 in Medical research
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