Breakthroughs have been made in the cancer immunotherapy field focusing on utilizing T cells’ antitumor immunity, and the lipid metabolism of tumor-associated B cells is not well studied compared to T cells. Accumulating evidence suggested that B cells also play important roles in tumor biology and antitumor immunity, especially the germinal center B cells that present in the tumor-related tertiary lymphoid structures. Due to scarce studies on lipid metabolisms of tumor-associated B cells, this chapter mainly summarized findings on B cell lipid metabolism and discussed B cell development and major transcription factors, tumor-associated B cell populations and their potential functions in antitumor immunity, fatty acid oxidation in germinal center B cells, and tumor microenvironment factors that potentially affect B cell lipid metabolism, focusing on hypoxia and nutrients competition, as well as lipid metabolites that affect B cell function, including cholesterol, geranylgeranyl pyrophosphate, oxysterols, and short-chain fatty acids.
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Fan Yang,Fang Wan