013 B-cell Biology, Rampant DNA, and Lymphomas

05.23.2019 - By For Whom the Cell Tolls: Biology, Cancer, and Other Stories About Life

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Today’s episode details my research area: B-cells and the resulting lymphomas. The journey of a B-cell is violent and chaotic. To produce the best possible antibody protein against pathogen, the body employs an all-or-nothing tool: DNA modification. Nowhere else in the body is the DNA in cells actively manipulated and changed, except in B-cells. It’s no wonder they result in so many lymphoma cases. Tune in to learn more about this tumultuous process!

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