Long-term humoral immunity against viruses: Revisiting the issue of plasma cell longevity

Mark K. Slifka, Rafi Ahmed

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    Abstract

    Despite extensive documentation of prolonged antibody responses following vaccination or acute viral infection, the mechanisms behind long-term antibody production are not fully understood. We propose the hypothesis that long-lived plasma cells are an important, yet largely overlooked, component of long-term humoral immunity.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)394-400
    Number of pages7
    JournalTrends in microbiology
    Volume4
    Issue number10
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Oct 1996

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Microbiology
    • Microbiology (medical)
    • Infectious Diseases
    • Virology

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