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A glycosylation-dependent CD45RB epitope defines previously unacknowledged CD27(-)IgM(high) B cell subpopulations enriched in young children and after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, The Wenner-Gren Institute, Immunology.
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2013 (English)In: Clinical Immunology, ISSN 1521-6616, E-ISSN 1521-7035, Vol. 149, no 3, 421-431 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The immune system is dysfunctional for years after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). A potential cause is an intrinsic B cell deficiency. In a cohort of pediatric HSCT patients few CD27(+) B cells formed after transplantation with the number of CD27(+)IgM(high) cells more affected than class-switched ones. A previously unacknowledged population of CD27(-)IgM(high) cells made up the majority of B cells and this population was also enlarged in healthy children compared to adults. Only a minority of these CD27(-)IgM(high) B cells expressed markers typical for transitional B cells, and the non-transitional CD27(-)IgM(high) cells could be further divided into subpopulations based on their ability to extrude the dye Rhodamine 123 and their expression of CD45RB(MEM55), a glycosylation-dependent epitope. Thus, we define several novel human CD27(-)IgM(high) B cell subpopulations in blood, all of which are present in higher frequencies and numbers in young children and after HSCT than in adults.

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2013. Vol. 149, no 3, 421-431 p.
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Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, B cell, Lymphocyte development, Immunological ontogeny
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-100114DOI: 10.1016/j.clim.2013.08.011ISI: 000328874800007OAI: diva2:691563


Available from: 2014-01-28 Created: 2014-01-27 Last updated: 2014-01-28Bibliographically approved

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