Rituximab kills auto reactive plasma B cells

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Rituximab kills auto reactive plasma B cells

Postby Anonymoose » Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:38 am

I was worried about the ebv infected plasma cells escaping rituxan because plasma cells don't usually express cd20. Looks like there is a chance rituxan might kill those buggers after all. :)

Rituximab specifically depletes short-lived autoreactive plasma cells in a mouse model of inflammatory arthritis
http://m.pnas.org/content/107/10/4658.full
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