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B cell development

from hematopoietic stem cell

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commitment to B cell lineage

turning on or off transcription factors driven by cytokines and receptor-ligand interactions

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b cell maturation

bone marrow

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Fetal development of b cell

liver to spleen to bone marrow

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clonal representation

each b cell clone expresses many copies of a unique, single BCR

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central tolerance

mature b cells are purged of self reactivity

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VDJ recombination

heavy chain at pro b cell stage

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VJ recombination

light chain at pre b cell stage

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allelic exclusion

only 1 successful VDJ and VJ chain recombination is allowed
ensures only 1 unique BCR per B cell clone

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goal of recombination

create diverse set of Vh and Vl regions for antigen binding pocket

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heavy chain

VDJ and constant
chromosome 14

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kappa light chain

VJ and constant
chromosome 2

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lambda light chain

V and JC pairs, up to 7, only 4 functional
chromosome 22

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productive rearrangement

in frame contiguous
successful recombination

out of frame shifts reading frame

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Heavy chain recombination

D to J recombination, successful recombination occurs on both chromosomes
V to DJ recombination, successful recombination allowed on only 1 chromosome

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steps in recombination

elements randomly selected
brought into close proximity with recombinase complex
intervening DNA is cleaved and eliminated
cut DNA ends are ligated

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end product of VDJ recombination

mu heavy chain protien
defines cell as now being pre B cell

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proteins made by pre b cell

surrogate light chain complex, made of VpreB and lambda 5

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pre b cell complex

surrogate light chain binds with mu heavy chain protein to make pre b cell complex expression
block further VDJ recombination and initiate VJ recombination

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allelic exclusion for VDJ

out of frame DJ for one or both loci
non productive VDJ at one or both loci
pre b cell complex to close other heavy chain

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non productive VDJ at both b cell

cannot develop and dies

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allelic exclusion at light chain

transcription and translation of light chains, paired with mu heavy chain and expressed as complete BCR
stops rearrangement at kappa and lambda
stops surrogate light chain production

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non productive at both kappa

lambda loci now open

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non productive at both lambda

cell dies

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complete BCR

pairing of mu heavy chain with light chain to stop all further recombination

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recombinatorial diversity

random association of VDJ or VJ

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junctional diversity

open ends of DNA during recombination can be tampered with
add nucleic acids using TdT or remove nuclei acids using nucleases
makes new coding sequence for Ag binding pocket

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recombination is unbiased

BCR recognize self Ags as much as foreign Ags
must purge self reactive immature B cells "central tolerance"

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3 outcomes of central tolerance

apoptosis
anergy/cell paralysis
positive selection

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apoptosis purging

high affinity for self, strong BCR signal, apoptosis