Organ: B-cells


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B-cells: Immune system cells that produce antibodies to protect against bacteria and other infections.
Introduction: B cells small white blood cells crucial to the immune defenses. Also known as B lymphocytes, they come from bone marrow and develop into blood cells called plasma cells, which are the source of antibodies.1

B cell: a type of lymphocyte, which is an immune system cell. Among its many roles, the B cell produces antibodies that bind antigens. 2


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Organ types: White blood cells (5)
Related organs: antibodies (0), plasma cells, T-cells (0), immune system (144), white blood cells (5)
Organs: all organs

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Microbes in Sickness and in Health - Publications, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: NIAID
2. excerpt from Understanding Autoimmune Disease: NIAID

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