Table III.

Mean CDR3H length and VH-JH distance for productive and nonproductive rearrangementsa

NonproductiveProductive
CDR3HVH-JHCDR3HVH-JH
Peripheral B cells57.5 ± 2.3b39.5 ± 2.1b46.2 ± 0.727.9 ± 0.5
Tonsilar plasma cells45.8 ± 3.929.2 ± 3.047.2 ± 1.027.5 ± 0.8
IgG and IgM B cells43.0 ± 3.826.4 ± 2.647.8 ± 1.029.0 ± 0.8
Mean53.8 ± 1.9b36.2 ± 1.6b46.7 ± 0.528.0 ± 0.4
  • a Data shown represent mean base pairs ± SEM.

  • b Significant (p < 0.05) difference between nonproductive and productive rearrangements.