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ger·mi·nal cen·ter

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  1. Germinal center

    Germinal centers are sites within secondary lymphoid organs where mature B lymphocytes proliferate, differentiate, mutate their antibodies, and switch the class of their antibodies during a normal immune response to an infection. During this process of rapid division and selection, B cells are known as centroblasts, and once they have stopped proliferating they are known as centrocytes. Germinal centers are an important part of the B-cell humoral immune response. They develop dynamically after the activation of B-cells by T-dependent antigen. Histologically, the GCs describe microscopically distinguishable parts in lymphoid tissues.

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  1. Germinal Center

    The activated center of a lymphoid follicle in secondary lymphoid tissue where B-LYMPHOCYTES are stimulated by antigens and helper T cells (T-LYMPHOCYTES, HELPER-INDUCER) are stimulated to generate memory cells.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of germinal center in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of germinal center in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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