Number of receptor molecules per lymphocyte

Range 10^4 - 10^5 receptors/lymphocyte
Organism Unspecified
Reference Alan S. Perelson, Ge´rard Weisbuch, Immunology for physicists, Rev. Mod. Phys. 69, 1219–1268 (1997) p.1223 left column 2nd paragraph
Comments "Each lymphocyte has on its surface 10^4 to 10^5 receptor molecules, all of the same shape, that can detect antigen. On B cells these receptors are immunoglobulin and on T cells they are simply called the T-cell receptor."
Entered by Uri M
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