Cite this page: CD179b. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/cdmarkerscd179b.html. Accessed May 22nd, 2019.
Definition / general
- Aka lambda-5
- Associates non-covalently with CD179a to form surrogate light chain as component of preB cell receptor, which plays a critical role in early B cell differentiation
- Mutations impair B cell development and cause agammaglobulinemia
Positive staining - normal
- PreB cells