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An immunoglobulin, a specialized immune protein, produced because of the introduction of an antigen into the body, and which possesses the remarkable ability to combine with the very antigen that triggered its production. The production of antibodies is a major function of the immune system and is carried out by a type of white blood cell called a [..]
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An unusual antibody that is directed against structures within the nucleus of the cell. Antinuclear antibodies (ANAs) are found in patients whose immune system is predisposed to cause inflammation against their own body tissues. Antibodies that are directed against one's own tissues are referred to as autoantibodies. The propensity for the imm [..]
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An antibody directed against thyroglobulin which is a key protein in the thyroid gland essential to the production of thyroid hormones (thyroxine and triiodothyronine). Antithyroglobulin antibodies can damage the thyroid gland and affect its function. Testing for antithyroglobulin antibodies in the blood is useful in the diagnosis of some thyroid a [..]
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A protein made by plasma cells (a type of white blood cell) in response to an antigen (a substance that causes the body to make a specific immune response). Each antibody can bind to only one specific [..]
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Protein (immunoglobulin) produced by the immune system in response to exposure to an antigenic molecule and characterized by its specific binding to a site on that molecule (antigenic determinant or e [..]
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Specific protein molecule that is produced in response to a foreign protein (antigen) that has been introduced into the body.
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A protein in the body that is designed to fight disease; antibodies are brought on by the presence of certain antigens in the system.
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an immunoglobulin molecule that reacts with a specific antigen that induced its synthesis. Synthesized by B lymphocytes that have been activated by the binding of a antigen to a cell surface receptor.
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"substance developed in blood as an antitoxin," 1901, a hybrid formed from anti- "against" + body. Probably a translation of German Antikörper, condensed from a phrase such as ant [..]
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A protein made by white blood cells that is part of the body’s immune system. Each antibody binds to a certain antigen (foreign substance, such as bacteria) and helps the body fight the antigen.
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Substances in the blood or other body fluids that destroy bacteria, viruses, or other harmful agents (antigens). They are members of a class of proteins known as immunoglobulins, which are produced by [..]
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A protein developed by the immune system in response to a toxin introduced into the body.
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An antibody is a protein component of the immune system that circulates in the blood, recognizes foreign substances like bacteria and viruses, and neutralizes them. After exposure to a foreign substance, called an antigen, antibodies continue to circulate in the blood, providing protection against future exposures to that antigen.
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Molecules produced by the body which attach themselves to the micro-organisms that cause disease and destroy them.
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Produced by a B cell, a protein that circulates in the blood and other body fluids. An antibody binds to a specific antigen and marks it for destruction by making it easier for a phagocytic cell to ingest the antigen. © 2005 by W. H. Freeman and Company. All rights reserved. Pierce, B. Genetics: A conceptual approach. 2nd Edition.
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n. a modified protein molecule created naturally by lymphocytes, that interacts with and disarms antigens. The antigen-antibody connection is specific, meaning that all antibodies will not interact wi [..]
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antibody (pop)
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A protein projectile fired from the Antibody-Cannons located on the forearms of BioWarrior
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A protein that attaches to and then destroys or neutralises harmful foreign substances in the body. Part of the immune system.
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(Gr. anti
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A glycoprotein produced and released by a B-lymphocyte (B-cell) in response to a foreign antigen. The antibody can recognize and bind the antigen. An antibody drug is the drug which eliminates target [..]
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A type of chemical (an immunoglobulin) produced by certain cells of the immune system that binds to an antigen, often with a high degree of specificity. Antibodies are involved in defending against vi [..]
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Also called immunoglobulin. A large protein that recognizes and permanently binds to particular shapes, normally as part of the immune system attack on foreign particles.
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A specific protein that interacts with a foreign substance (antigen) in a specific way.
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A protein that binds to a specific antigen
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An immunoglobulin protein produced by B-lymphocytes of the immune system that binds to a specific antigen molecule
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Proteins produced by the immune system, which bind specifically to unique features of other proteins and macromolecules.  Exploited by the immune system to destroy foreign materials, and by scientist [..]
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(French : anticorps) A specific substance produced by man, and animal, as a reaction to the presence of an antigen.
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any of a large variety of proteins normally present in the body or produced in response to an antigen which it neutralizes, thus producing an immune response
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A protein that is produced by plasma B cells to fight against antigens. All antibodies are immunoglobulins.
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A defense protein that binds to foreign molecules to allow elimination of the foreign molecule.
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An antibody binder is an immunological protein which binds to a specific antigen (ligand).
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[noun] A Y-shaped protein molecule that is produced by the immune system in response to infection by an antigen. Different antigens provoke the production of different antibodies. Antibodies fight disease by attaching themselves to antigens, destroying them or surrounding them so that they cannot attack the body. Appears in modules:
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A protein made by the immune system that is specific to an antigen. When an antibody detects this antigen in the body, it will start an immune response to rid the body of the antigen.
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substance produced in and by the body that protects against specific disease infections.                               
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Protein produced by the immune system of humans and higher animals in response to the presence of a specific antigen.
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(n) any of a large variety of proteins normally present in the body or produced in response to an antigen which it neutralizes, thus producing an immune response
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Antibodies are the cells and molecules of the immune system that detect and attack invaders.  In diseases like lupus, antibodies mistakenly attack a patient’s own tissue and organs.
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An immune system protein in the blood that defends against invading foreign agents, such as bacteria. Invading agents contain certain chemical substances called antigens. Each antibody works against a [..]
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A protein made by the immune system to protect the body from harmful substances, called antigens.
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Blood protein that helps fight attacks on the immune system, such as those caused by bacteria and viruses.
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A substance formed by the body to help defend it against infection.
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Proteins that react with antigens on red Blood cells and may destroy transfused red Blood cells.
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A protein formed by the body to fight infections. Antibodies bind to antigens (cell markers) on viruses, bacteria, or tumor cells and mark them for destruction by the body’s immune system.
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An antibody (AB), also known as an immunoglobin, is a protein produced by the body's immune system when it detects harmful substances (called antigens). Antigens can be molecules from microorgani [..]
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A substance in the blood formed in response to invading disease agents such as viruses, fungi, bacteria, and parasites. Usually antibodies defend the body against invading disease agents, however, the [..]
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[anti-, against + bio, life] (n) in the body's immune system, a molecule that is responsible for recognizing and marking an antigen for destruction by the white blood cells
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A type of protein made by certain white blood cells in response to a foreign substance (antigen). Each antibody can bind to only a specific antigen. The purpose of this binding is to help destroy the [..]
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a protein produced by the immune system to attack bacteria, viruses or other invading disease producing agents. Each antibody has a molecular structure that exactly fits the structure of each foreign [..]
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Definition: (AN-tih-BOD-ee) Plural: antibodies (-eez) A type of protein made by certain white blood cells in response to a foreign substance (antigen). Some antibodies destroy antigens directly. Other [..]
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A protein that interacts with a particular site (epitope) on an antigen and facilitates clearance of that antigen by various mechanisms. See also immunoglobulin. (Figure 3-21)
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A protein produced in body in response, and specific for, a foreign substance or antigen.
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a specialized protein produced by white blood cells (lymphocytes) that recognizes and binds to foreign proteins or pathogens in order to neutralize them or mark them for destruction.
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Allelic variants of the Immunoglobulin Light Chains (Immunoglobulin Light Chains) or heavy chains (Immunoglobulin Heavy Chains) encoded by Alleles of Immunoglobulin Genes.
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Antiphospholipid Antibodies found in Association with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic;), Antiphospholipid Syndrome; and in a variety of other Diseases as well as in healthy [..]
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Autoantibodies directed against cytoplasmic constituents of Polymorphonuclear Leukocytes and/or Monocytes. They are used as specific markers for Wegener Granulomatosis and other Diseases, though their [..]
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Autoantibodies directed against various Nuclear Antigens including DNA, RNA, Histones, acidic Nuclear Proteins, or complexes of these molecular Elements. Antinuclear Antibodies are found in systemic A [..]
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Autoantibodies directed against Phospholipids. These Antibodies are characteristically found in Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic;), Antiphospholipid Syndrome; [..]
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Antibodies that can catalyze a wide variety of chemical reactions. They are characterized by high Substrate Specificity and share many mechanistic features with Enzymes.
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Antibodies that reduce or abolish some biological activity of a soluble Antigen or infectious agent, usually a Virus.
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Antibodies directed against immunogen-coupled phosphorylated Peptides corresponding to Amino Acids surrounding the Phosphorylation site. They are used to study Proteins involved in Signal Transduction [..]
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A form of Antibodies consisting only of the variable regions of the heavy and Light chains (Fv Fragments), connected by a small linker peptide. They are less immunogenic than complete Immunoglobulin a [..]
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Autoantibodies that bind to the Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH) receptor (Receptors, Thyrotropin) on Thyroid Epithelial Cells. The Autoantibodies mimic TSH causing an unregulated production of Thyro [..]
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A protein produced by B lymphocytes (B cells) in response to an antigen. Antibodies bind to and help destroy antigens. See Related Term(s): B Lymphocyte, Humoral Immunity
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A protein molecule that recognizes and binds to a foreign substance introduced into the organism.
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A molecule produced by the immune system that attacks a particular foreign substance (antigen) in the body.
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A protein produced by the body’s immune system in response to the presence of a foreign substance, called an antigen. The body fights off infection by producing antibodies, which destroy or neutrali [..]
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Antibodies are proteins that are natulaly found in the blood stream and in other bodily fluids.  Antibodies are used by the immune system to identify and neutralize “foreign objects”, such as bac [..]
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A substance formed by the human immune system to help defend it against foreign body, such as virus, bacteria, and cancer cells.
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a molecule produced by the body in response to a specific antigen; for example, the presence of the poliovirus in the blood provokes the body to create amino acid molecules (antibodies) to counteract [..]
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A special protein produced by plasmocytes in response to antigens (foreign substances, e.g., bacteria or viruses). Antibodies bind with antigens on microorganisms as one of the initial steps of the bo [..]
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A protein made by plasma cells (a type of white blood cell) in response to an antigen (a substance that causes the body to make a specific immune response). Each antibody can bind to only one specific antigen. The purpose of this binding is to help destroy the antigen. Some antibodies destroy antigens directly. Others make it easier for white blood [..]
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A protein generated by the immune system in response to the presence of a specific antigen. Antibodies attach to that antigen to help counter its effects.
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 A protein molecule that is produced by B cells in the body in response to contact with a foreign substance termed an antigen. Antibodies neutralize antigens and are an important part of the immune response against infection. Antibodies are also called immunoglobulins.
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A protein found in the blood that is produced by specialized cells of the immune system (B cells) in response to foreign substances (e.g. bacteria or viruses) invading the body. Antibodies protect the [..]
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an infection-fighting protein molecule in blood or secretory fluids that tags, neutralizes, and helps destroy pathogenic microorganisms (e.g., bacteria, viruses) or toxins. Antibodies, known generally [..]
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an infection-fighting protein molecule in blood or secretory fluids that tags, neutralizes, and helps destroy pathogenic microorganisms (e.g., bacteria, viruses) or toxins. Antibodies, known generally [..]
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a protein molecule that is made and secreted by B cells in response to stimulation from antigens, such as viruses. Each antibody specifically binds to one antigen, which they target for neutralization [..]
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A modified protein molecule present in the blood serum or plasma (and other body fluids), whose activity is associated chiefly with gamma globulin. Produced by the immune system in response to exposur [..]
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A protein produced by the body's immune system in response to a foreign substance (antigen). Our bodies fight off an infection by producing antibodies. An antibody reacts specifically with the an [..]
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A protein found in the blood that is produced in response to foreign substances (e.g. bacteria or viruses) invading the body. Antibodies protect the body from disease by binding to these organisms and [..]
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An infection-fighting protein molecule in the blood or secretory fluids that tag, destroy, or neutralize bacteria, viruses, or other harmful toxins. Antibodies, known generally as immunoglobulins, are made and secreted by B lymphocytes in response to stimulation by antigens. An antibody is specific to an antigen.
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a protein on the surface of B cells
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A Y-shaped protein found in blood or other bodily fluids that is used by the immune system to identify and neutralize a foreign antigen or object such as a bacteria or virus by binding specifically to it.
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A protein found in the blood that is produced in response to foreign substances, such as bacteria or viruses, invading the body. Antibodies protect the body from disease by binding to those organisms [..]
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protein produced by plasma cells in response to antigens. Antibodies bind with antigens on bacteria and viruses to protect against infection. Synonymous technical terms are immune globulin or immunoglobulin.
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Proteins of the immunoglobulin family, present on the surface of B lymphocytes, secreted in response to stimulation, that neutralize antigens by binding specifically to their surface.
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A protein found in the blood that is produced in response to foreign substances (e.g. bacteria or viruses) invading the body. Antibodies protect the body from disease by binding to these organisms and [..]
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(Ab)    An antibody is a specialized protein of the immune system that identifies and neutralizes foreign substances in the body such as bacteria, fungi, viruses, or even toxins.  This large Y-shap [..]
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A disease-fighting protein in the blood created by the immune system
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Protein produced by the immune system in response to an antigen that can attach to foreign substances or particles in the blood such as parasites, bacteria, and viruses promoting neutralization and re [..]
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A protein made by the immune system that destroys infections and other potentially harmful ‘invaders’ in the body.
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Protein substance produced by plasma cells to fight infections. An antibody has a specific amino acid sequence which allows it to interact with a specific antigen. Antibodies are classified according [..]
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A specialized protein produced by the immune system that helps destroy disease-causing organisms. An antibody is a component of humoral immunity. Antibodies can be effective defenders against both bac [..]
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An antibody, also called immunoglobulin, is a protein produced by the body’s immune system in response to the detection of the presence of a perceived foreign substance. This substance, called antigen, can be a bacterium, a parasite, or even molecules like proteins. The antibodies recognise antigens and latch onto them in order to remove them fro [..]
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 A specialised protein made by the B cells of the immune system; antibodies help to fight infection by attaching themselves to substances not normally found in the body (antigens), such as bacteria and foreign proteins, and attracting other parts of the immune system to dispose of the ‘invader’
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A specific protein produced in the blood or tissues as part of the immune response to a foreign antigen such as a bacterium, toxin or food protein. The antibody interacts with the antigen, thereby inactivating it and thus forming the basis of immunity. [1]
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A protein produced in response to the presence of a specific antigen.
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A protein that is produced by the immune system to help remove foreign substances and fight infections.
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An antibody is a protein (also called an immunoglobulin) that is manufactured by lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell) to neutralize an antigen or foreign protein. Bacteria, viruses and other micro [..]
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A glycoprotein produced by B-lymphocytes of vertebrates capable of recognizing and reversibly binding an antigen. Antibodies consist of four protein chains (two heavy chains and two light chains) and a polysaccharide moiety.
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A molecule produced by B cells that circulates in the bloodstream and neutralizes antigens (antigens are harmful invaders of the immune system).
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A molecule produced by B cells that circulates in the bloodstream and neutralizes antigens (antigens are harmful invaders of the immune system).
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<immunology> An immunoglobulin molecule that has a specific amino acid sequence by virtue of which it interacts only with the antigen that induced its synthesis in cells of the lymphoid series ( [..]
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A protein produced by a B lymphocyte that protects the organism against an antigen. A protein (immunoglobulin) molecule, produced by the immune system, that recognizes a particular foreign antigen and [..]
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A type of protein made by B lymphocytes in response to a foreign substance (antigen). Each antibody only binds to a specific antigen, helping to destroy the antigen directly or by assisting white blood cells to destroy the antigen.
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a special protein produced by the body&#39;s immune system that recognizes and helps fight infectious agents and other foreign substances that invade the body. a special protein produced by the body&#39;s immune system that recognizes and helps fight infectious agents and other foreign substances that invade the body.
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a special protein produced by the body's immune system that recognizes and helps fight infectious agents and other foreign substances that invade the body.
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a special protein produced by the body's immune system that recognizes and helps fight infectious agents and other foreign substances that invade the body.
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a special protein produced by the body's immune system that recognizes and helps fight infectious agents and other foreign substances that invade the body.
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A protein produced by the body’s immune system that recognizes and helps fight infections and other foreign substances in the body.
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 a protein found in the blood that recognizes and binds to other substances. Helpful antibodies, such as those to viruses or bacteria, neutralize or destroy the target and prevent infection. Auto- or [..]
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A protein produced by the immune system in response to a specific foreign substance (antigen) that attempts to eliminate the foreign substance from the body.
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a type of immune protein molecule that is produced when bacteria, a virus or a foreign protein substance, enters your body. A specific antibody is produced against each invader.
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Proteins that react with antigens on red blood cells and may destroy transfused red blood cells.
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A substance in the blood formed in response to invading disease agents such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites. Antibodies defend the body against invading disease agents. Molecules in the blo [..]
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A protein made by the body’s immune system in response to a foreign substance, for example a previous transplant, blood transfusion or pregnancy. Because antibodies attack the transplanted organ tra [..]
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protein produced by the body that acts against antigens (substances foreign to the body) in the immune response. In a typical immune response, lymphocytes of the immune system identify the antigens as [..]
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An immune, or protective, protein secreted into the blood in response to foreign substances, called antigens, being introduced to the body. It combats these viruses, bacteria, and parasites, and some transplanted organs, by binding to the foreign substance. Once bound, the antibody leads to the neutralization or destruction of the antigen, providin [..]
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A protein usually produced by the immune system (an immunoglobulin) and found in the response to the presence of antigens.
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Plasma proteins that bind specifically to particular molecules known as antigens. Dependent upon the isotype of antibody, the result of binding can be lysis (mediated by complement), opsonization (enh [..]
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A protein substance made by the body's immune system in response to a foreign substance, for example a previous transplant, blood transfusion or pregnancy. Because the antibodies attack the trans [..]
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an immune or protective protein, either existing naturally or evoked by an antigen
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See immunoglobulin
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A protein produced by the body’s immune system when it detects foreign substances, called antigens. Examples of antigens include microorganisms (such as bacteria, fungi, parasites, and viruses) and [..]
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Substance in the blood that is normally made in response to infection. Also referred to as immunoglobulins such as IgG, IgM, etc.
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In infertility, a compound in the blood, mucus or semen which interferes with normal sperm function.
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Part of the body’s immune system. Antibodies are proteins made by the blood in response to an invader (antigen) in the body. They help protect against viruses, bacteria and other foreign substances.
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A protein of the immune system, produced in response to an antigen (a foreign, often disease-causing, substance).
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a type of immune protein molecule that is produced when bacteria, a virus or a foreign protein substance, enters your body. A specific antibody is produced against each invader.
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[Gk. anti, against] An antigen-binding immunoglobulin, produced by B cells, that functions as the effector in an immune response.
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molecule that help fight disease and infection.
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