autoantibodylls could then induce B cells to produce autoantibodies against self antigens.
Islet tissue also contains a cells which manufacture the antagonistic hormone glucagon, but these a cells rely on the b cells for guidance.
The underlying pathophysiology seems to be that E.B.V. specifically infects B cells and then incites a T cell response (atypical lymphocytes ).
We teach undergraduate students doing BSc projects and clinical rheumatology; also running specialist modules for those interested in B cells.
The B cells protect the body by making antibodies, which are proteins that can attach to the surfaces of bacteria and viruses.