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Immunoglobulins Ch.14

immunity, lymphatic system, anatomy
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IgM
largest antibody molecule; efficient in combining with large particulate antigen
IgA
antibodies in respiratory/ gastrointestinal/ mucous membranes/ secretions; combines with ingested/ inhaled antigens and prevents their absorption
IgD
surface of B-cells; prong-attaching antigen receptors which produce antibodies
IgG
principal antibody molecule formed from most infectious agents; combines with antigens & activates complement
igE
present normally in small amounts in the blood; amounts increase in the blood of allergic persons
Clones
small groups of identical B cells or T cells, produced during adaptive immunity
Immunoglobulins / Antibodies
aka gamma globulins; proteins produced by the plasma cells derived from B lymphocytes