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Plasma B-Cells

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  • Plasma B-Cells 
    • Activated B-cells proliferate and differentiate into one of two types: plasma and memory b-cells 
      • Plasma B cells
        • Short-lived
        • Secrete antibodies in vast amounts during an infection
          • Main effector of the humoral immune response.
          • Marks pathogen for phagocytosis by innate immune cells
          • Initiates complement system 
          • Attaches to mast cells to release inflammatory chemicals