The Role of B Cells in Skin Inflammation


  • Adam Frank Washington University in St. Louis
  • Alexia Belperron
  • Linda Bockenstedt



B cell, Skin, Inflammation, Tick, Antibody


The role of B cells in skin inflammation highlights the versatility of B cells in their response to diverse immune stimuli perceived as external threats to the host. B cells play a vital role in the immune system’s ability to effectively respond to offenses to the healthy skin microenvironment, such as wounds, malignant tumors, vector (tick)-borne pathogens, and the development of red meat allergies after a tick bite. Select examples from the literature that illustrate the role of B cells in these disrupted states reviewed individually below, and highlight little overlap in the role B cells play in the different diseases. Future studies will need to continue to research the relatively newfound role of B cells in maintaining healthy skin.


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How to Cite

Frank, A., Belperron, A., & Bockenstedt, L. (2023). The Role of B Cells in Skin Inflammation. Journal of Student Research, 11(3).



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