CXCL13

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CXCL13

A gene on chromosome 4q21 that encodes a CXC-type chemokine strongly expressed in the follicles of the spleen, lymph nodes and Peyer's patches, which acts as a homing signal for B cells by stimulating calcium influx into, and chemotaxis of, cells expressing Burkitt's lymphoma receptor 1 (BLR-1).
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Moser, "B cell-attracting chemokine 1, a human CXC chemokine expressed in lymphoid tissues, selectively attracts B lymphocytes via BLR1/CXCR5," Journal of Experimental Medicine, vol.