Autoimmunity and lymphoma: tribulations of B cells

In early July 2001 a small meeting was held in Baltimore on the associations of lymphomas with autoimmune conditions. Topics ranged from the effects of defective apoptosis to questions of antigen-drive lymphoproliferation.

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Figure 1: High-magnification micrographs that compare and contrast florid lymphoepithelial sialadenitis (LESA) and a low-grade extranodal marginal zone lymphoma of mucosal-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) type in a parotoid gland.

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We thank E. Alexander, T. Waldmann, K. Rajewsky and S. Desiderio for reviewing the manuscript. They thank all the participants in the workshop for so generously sharing their time and data. The workshop was supported by The Johns Hopkins Autoimmune Disease Research Center, The American Autoimmune-Related Disease Association, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and The Sjögren's Disease Foundation.

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Mackay, I., Rose, N. Autoimmunity and lymphoma: tribulations of B cells. Nat Immunol 2, 793–795 (2001). https://doi.org/10.1038/ni0901-793

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