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B-cells or B-lymphocytes are a major component of the adaptive immune response as they are responsible for antibody production which they produce in response to specific antigens (proteins that comprise part of the invader or cancer cell they trigger an immune response against). When they begin to produce antibodies they reproduce and the resulting daughter cells differentiate into plasma cells which produce an unbelievably high amount of antibodies for a few days after which they die, and memory B-cells that remember the required antibodies for specific antigens.[1]

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  1. Marieb, EN; Hoehn, K (2013). Human Anatomy & Physiology (9th ed.). Boston, USA: Pearson. ISBN 978-0-321-74326-8. 

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