B Cell Markers

View the Stages of B Cell Development and Cell Type-Specific Markers

The production of mature B cells occurs through a series of processes that take place in the bone marrow, spleen, and other peripheral lymphoid organs. Clusters of Differentiation (CD) proteins are a group of cell surface markers that can be used to identify different stages of B cell development or activation, including progenitor B cells, pre-pro-B cells, pro-B cells, pre-B cells, immature B cells, transitional B cells, marginal zone B cells, follicular B cells, activated germinal center B cells, memory B cells, plasmablasts, and plasma cells. Other positive and negative markers used to identify specific stages of B cell development or activation are also listed.

Mouse B1 or B2 Progenitor Cell

Mouse Transitional 1 (T1) or Transitional 2 (T2) B Cell (from B2 Progenitor Cell)

Mouse B1a or B1b Cell (from B1 Progenitor Cell)