Lymph nodes - not lymphoma
Normal lymphocyte development

Topic Completed: 1 July 2013

Revised: 1 February 2019, last major update July 2013

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Definition / general
Cite this page: DePond W. Normal: normal lymphocyte development. website. Accessed October 22nd, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Normal lymphoid cells undergo rearrangements within their antigen receptor genes causing specificity for the immunoglobulin or T cell receptor that they produce
  • Monoclonal proliferations are presumed to be neoplastic; polyclonal populations are not
  • Apoptosis helps eliminate B cells producing antibodies with low avidity
  • Lymphoid stem cell: TdT+, CD34+, HLA-DR+, then develops along B or T cell pathway
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