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B-cell differentiation/growth factors


Definition: various substances, usually obtained from the supernatant of T-cell cultures, such as interleukins-4, -5, and -6. These substances are necessary for B-cell growth, maturation, and differentiation into plasma cells or B-memory cells.

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