volume 9, issue 11, P1482-1490 2017
DOI: 10.15252/emmm.201707732
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Abstract: AbstractSeveral lines of evidence indirectly suggest that antigenic stimulation through the B‐cell receptor (BCR) supports chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) development. In addition to self‐antigens, a number of microbial antigens have been proposed to contribute to the selection of the immunoglobulins expressed in CLL. How pathogen‐specific BCRs drive CLL development remains, however, largely unexplored. Here, we utilized mouse models of CLL pathogenesis to equip B cells with virus‐specific BCRs and study th…

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