Unit 10 - Immunological Memory10.3. Response
B and T cells that are stimulated by antigen divide, during division B cell receptor sometimes mutates leading to increase in the affinity of its daughter cells for the antigen. This B cells change into plasma cells and secrete antibodies which eliminate the antigen. Once the antigen is cleared the B cells with increased affinity for the antigen are selected for keeping memory for an antigen.
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