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Combined T and B Cell Immunodeficiencies

  • Francisco A. Bonilla
  • Isil B. Barlan
  • Elif Aydiner
  • Waleed Al-Herz
  • Martha M. Eibl
  • Teresa Espanol
  • Andrea Martín
  • László Maródi
  • Shabnam Pourhamdi
  • Pere Soler-Palacín
  • Hermann M. Wolf
  • Asghar Aghamohammadi
Chapter

Abstract

The immune system is divided into humoral and cellular mechanisms. B cells are known for their role in humoral immunity by secreting antibodies against various pathogens, and T cells are responsible for cell-mediated immunity by killing intracellular organisms. T cells are also necessary in the maturation of B cells into antibody secreting plasma cells.

Keywords

Bone Marrow Transplantation Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Correct Answer Absolute Count Primary Immunodeficiency Disease 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francisco A. Bonilla
    • 1
    • 2
  • Isil B. Barlan
    • 3
  • Elif Aydiner
    • 3
  • Waleed Al-Herz
    • 4
  • Martha M. Eibl
    • 5
  • Teresa Espanol
    • 6
  • Andrea Martín
    • 7
  • László Maródi
    • 8
  • Shabnam Pourhamdi
    • 9
  • Pere Soler-Palacín
    • 7
  • Hermann M. Wolf
    • 5
  • Asghar Aghamohammadi
    • 10
  1. 1.Division of ImmunologyBoston Children’s HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  3. 3.Division of Pediatric Allergy/ImmunologyMarmara UniversityIstanbulTurkey
  4. 4.Department of PediatricsKuwait UniversityKuwaitKuwait
  5. 5.Department of PediatricsImmunological Outpatient Clinic,Biomedical Research InstituteViennaAustria
  6. 6.Department of Immunology and Immunodeficiencies, School of MedicineUniversity Hospital Vall d’HebronBarcelonaSpain
  7. 7.Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunodeficiencies UnitVall d’Hebron University HospitalBarcelonaSpain
  8. 8.Department of Infectious and Pediatric ImmunologyMedical and Health Science Center, University of DebrecenDebrecenHungary
  9. 9.Department of PediatricsResearch Center for Immunodeficiencies, Children’s Medical Center Hospital, Tehran University of Medical SciencesTehranIran
  10. 10.Division of Clinical Immunology and AllergyResearch Center for Immunodeficiencies, Children’s Medical Center Hospital, Tehran University of Medical SciencesTehranIran

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