Memory B cells: total recall
Immunological memory is a cornerstone of adaptive immune responses in higher vertebrates. The remarkable ability to generate memory cells following Ag exposure, in the context of natural infection or immunization, provides long-lived protection against infectious diseases, often for the hostsâ lifetime. Indeed, the generation of memory B cells and longlived plasma cells underpins the success of most vaccines. The concept of immunological memory is not newâit was first proposed nearly 2500 years ago. While our understanding of the complexities of humoral and cell-mediated memory continues to evolve, important aspects of this process remain unresolved. Here, we will provide an overview of recent advances in B-cell memory in mice and humans, and in health and disease.
|Authors||Phan, TG.; Tangye, SG.|
|Responsible Garvan Author|
|Publisher Name||CURRENT OPINION IN IMMUNOLOGY|