Infection-fighting B cells go with the flow

Monday, November 17, 2014 - 19:02 in Biology & Nature

Newly formed B cells take the easy way out when it comes to exiting the bone marrow, according to researchers. Why immune cells use different exit strategies in different organs is not completely clear. But the authors suggest that the go-with-the-flow strategy of the bone marrow may be due to its role in the production of red blood cells, which do not express molecules required for active crawling.

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