A form of lymphocyte that is responsible for producing antibodies and autoantibodies.
One of the two classes of lymphocytes produced in bone marrow and in the lymphatic system. B-cells are responsible for producing antibodies for the immune system. When they clone and proliferate, they contribute to disease development and progression.
B-cells (B-lymphocytes) are part of the immune system. They originate in the bone marrow and mature into plasma cells that secrete antibodies, the proteins that recognize and attach to foreign substances known as antigens. B-cells play a key role in the development of certain forms of cancer and autoimmune disease.