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Hey! Is a B cell and a B lymphocyte the same thing??
From immunology
Original post by Alevelhelp.1
Hey! Is a B cell and a B lymphocyte the same thing??
From immunology

Hi,

As you know I didn't do Bio. But these are what a quick google search yielded:
B lymphocytes, also called B cells, create a type of protein called an antibody.
Most of us assume that B lymphocytes, or B cells, got their name because they mature in the bone marrow

I'm assuming they are the same. Do wait for a bio expert to help you with it tho!
B lymphocytes and T lymphocytes are different in structure and role.

B lymphocytes mature in the bone marrow and provide humoral immunity (antibody production) and is also involved in immune memory i.e., memory B cells. The antibodies produced, attach to the foreign target and acts as a signalling mechanism to recruit other cells.

T lymphocytes mature in the thymus and are involved in cell-mediated immunity. Examples include a cytotoxic T cell which can release granzyme and perforin which kill foreign cells. T helper cells communicate with B cells and promote the recruitment of other immune cells to sites of infection.

However both, B lymphocytes and T lymphocytes are something called leukocytes which is the scientific name for a white blood cell

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