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Immunologic Capping

"Immunologic Capping" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

An energy dependent process following the crosslinking of B CELL ANTIGEN RECEPTORS by multivalent ligands (bivalent anti-antibodies, LECTINS or ANTIGENS), on the B-cell surface. The crosslinked ligand-antigen receptor complexes collect in patches which flow to and aggregate at one pole of the cell to form a large mass - the cap. The caps may then be endocytosed or shed into the environment.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Immunologic Capping" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Immunologic Capping" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 13 publications over 10 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 1990
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.