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glossary:immunoglobulin [2007/09/08 09:16]
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 +(Science: [[immunology]]) a specific [[protein]] substance that is produced by [[plasma cells]] to aid in fighting [[infection]]. ​
  
 +Some immunoglobulins (gamma globulin) take part in various [[immune response]]s of the body to [[bacteria]] or foreign substances (allergens, tumour or transplanted tissue). ​
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 +Examples include igg, igm, iga, IgD and ige. 
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 +(2) A [[protein]] produced by [[plasma]] [[cell]]s and [[lymphocyte]]s and characteristic of these types of cells. Immunoglobulins play an essential role in the body's [[immune system]]. They attach to foreign substances, such as [[bacteria]],​ and assist in destroying them. Immunoglobulin is abbreviated Ig. The classes of immunoglobulins are termed immunoglobulin A (IgA), immunoglobulin G (IgG), immunoglobulin M (IgM), immunoglobulin D (IgD) and immunoglobulin E (IgE).
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