Immunoglobulin E (IgE)- Structure and Functions

Immunoglobulin E (IgE)- Structure and Functions

Immunoglobulin E (IgE) is one of the 5 classes of immunoglobulins, which is defined by the presence of epsilon (ε) heavy chain. It is present in circulation at very low concentrations of less than 1 µg/mL which is approximately 300-fold … Read more

Passive immunization with advantages and drawbacks

Passive immunization with advantages and drawbacks

Immunization is the process whereby a person naturally acquires or is induced to acquire immunity or resistance to an infectious disease. An individual can acquire such immunity either passively or actively and thus immunization may be active or passive immunization. Passive … Read more

What is Immunology?

Immunology

What is Immunology? Immunology is the study of how the body responds to foreign substances and fights off infection and other disease. Immunologists study the molecules, cells, and organs of the human body that participate in this response. Immunity Immunity … Read more

Monoclonal Antibodies- Types, Uses and Limitations

Monoclonal Antibodies- Types, Uses and Limitations

Monoclonal antibodies They are antibodies that are made by identical immune cells that are all clones of a unique parent cell. Monoclonal antibodies can have monovalent affinity, in that they bind to the same epitope. A technique to produce monoclonal … Read more