AID expression during B-cell development: searching for answers.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Expression of activation-induced cytidine deaminase (AID) by germinal center (GC) B cells drives the processes of immunoglobulin (Ig) somatic hypermutation (SHM) and class switch recombination (CSR) necessary for the generation of high affinity IgG serum antibody and the memory B-cell compartment. Increasing evidence indicates that AID is also expressed at low levels in developing B cells but to date, this early, developmentally regulated AID expression has no known function. Does the timing and extent of AID expression in developmentally immature, non-GC B cells provide clues to reveal its physiologic role?

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kuraoka, M; McWilliams, L; Kelsoe, G

Published Date

  • April 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 49 / 1-3

Start / End Page

  • 3 - 13

PubMed ID

  • 21136202

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1559-0755

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s12026-010-8185-7


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States