CD Markers

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 7 Janaury 2016, last major update February 2002

Copyright: (c) 2002-2016,, Inc.

PubMed Search: CD179b or lambda-5

Related: CD179, CD179a
Page views in 2018: 7
Page views in 2019 to date: 15
Cite this page: CD179b. website. Accessed September 23rd, 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
Back to top