Long-Lived Plasma Cells Have a Sweet Tooth

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Abstract

Long-lived plasma cells (LLPCs) are durable antibody-producing cells that are key to immunity. Bhattacharya and colleagues find that LLPCs derive their enhanced survival capacity from a higher rate of glucose import. Some of this glucose sustains the cells through glycolysis, while the bulk is required for antibody glycosylation.

Long-lived plasma cells (LLPCs) are durable antibody-producing cells that are key to immunity. Bhattacharya and colleagues find that LLPCs derive their enhanced survival capacity from a higher rate of glucose import. Some of this glucose sustains the cells through glycolysis, while the bulk is required for antibody glycosylation.

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