Recent studies demonstrate that B cell Toll-like receptors play an important role in promoting antibody responses and also affecting their characteristics. This mechanism comes into play in antibody responses to virus particles, but may be important in other circumstances as well. Recent findings in this area will be summarized.
What You'll Take Away from His Talk:
Understand that innate recognition via Toll-like receptors can enhance antibody responses.
Recognize that B cells utilize innate recognition mechanisms to promote germinal center antibody responses and this may be relevant to transplantation.