Lymph nodes - not lymphoma
Normal lymphocyte development

Author: William D. DePond, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 21 June 2018, last major update July 2013

Copyright: (c) 2003-2018,, Inc.

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Table of Contents
Definition / general
Cite this page: DePond, W. D. Normal: normal lymphocyte development. website. Accessed August 16th, 2018.
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