Antibodies

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Antibodies are glycoproteins (immunoglobulins) produced by B lymphocytes and plasma cells, and are the central effector molecules of specific humoral immunity. They can directly eliminate pathogens or pathogen components.

Antibody isotypes(immunoglobulins) belong to different classes: A, D, E, G, M. The different Ig classes have different tissue distributions and functions.

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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