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    In humoral response, why do B cells presenting antigen to themselves?

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    (Original post by mystreet091234)
    In humoral response, why do B cells presenting antigen to themselves?

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    So that T-cells can be activated (as they fail to identify particular antigen in the absent of antigen presentation)
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    (Original post by mystreet091234)
    In humoral response, why do B cells presenting antigen to themselves?

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    I don't think B cells present antigens to other B cells... not that I can remember anyway. I might be wrong. They mainly present the antigen to T helper cells, in order for the specific passing T helper cell with the right receptor shape to then become activated and replicate.
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    (Original post by mystreet091234)
    In humoral response, why do B cells presenting antigen to themselves?

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    Where did you read this? :P I don't think that's right, B cells take up antigen and present it on their surface to be activated by T cells, alternatively they can be activated just by the antigen (thymus independent activation)
 
 
 
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