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Term:
germinal center B cell differentiation (GO:0002314)
Annotations: Rat: (6) Mouse: (6) Human: (6) Chinchilla: (6) Bonobo: (6) Dog: (6) Squirrel: (4) Pig: (6)
Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
follicular B cell differentiation  
germinal center B cell differentiation  
The process in which a B cell in the spleen acquires the specialized features of a germinal center B cell. Germinal center B cells are rapidly cycling B cells which have downregulated IgD expression and exhibit high levels of binding by peanut agglutinin (PNA).
marginal zone B cell differentiation  
memory B cell differentiation  
plasma cell differentiation +   

Synonyms
Exact Synonyms: germinal center B lymphocyte differentiation
Related Synonyms: germinal center B cell development
Definition Sources: GOC:jal, ISBN:0781735149

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