Antibody- Definition, Structure, Properties, Types, Classes, Applications

Antibody Types or Classes

Antibody Definition Antibodies, also known as immunoglobulins, are proteins produced by lymphocytes as a result of interaction with antigens. Antibodies are a part of the humoral immune of the adaptive immune system where each antibody identifies a specific antigen and protects the body against it. Antibodies are glycoproteins that bind to antigens with a high degree of specificity and affinity. B …

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12 Differences between antigen and antibody (Antigen vs Antibody)

Differences between antigen and antibody

Differences between antigen and antibody Antibodies are produced by the immune system in response to antigens (material perceived as foreign). The antibody response to a particular antigen is highly specific and often involves a physical association between the two molecules. This association is governed by biochemical and molecular forces. The reaction between antigens (Ags) and antibodies (Abs) involves complementary binding sites …

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Introduction to Antigen-Antibody Reactions

Introduction to Antigen-Antibody Reactions

The interactions between antigens and antibodies are known as antigen–antibody reactions. The reactions are highly specific, and an antigen reacts only with antibodies produced by itself or with closely related antigens. Antibodies recognize molecular shapes (epitopes) on antigens. Generally, the better the fit of the epitope (in terms of geometry and chemical character) to the antibody combining site, the more …

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Antibody- Introduction, Structure and Classes

Antibody- Structure-and-Classes

What are Antibodies? Antibodies are often referred to as immunoglobulins (immune proteins). Antibodies, or Y-shaped immunoglobulins, are proteins found in the blood that help to fight against foreign substances called antigens. Antigens, which are usually proteins or polysaccharides, stimulate the immune system to produce antibodies. The antibodies inactivate the antigen and help to remove it from the body. While antigens can …

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