Antibody


A protein (immunoglobulin) that recognizes a particular epitope on an antigen and that facilitates clearance of the antigen. Membrane bound antibody is expressed by B cells as B cell receptor. Soluble antibody is produced by plasma cells.

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International Union of Immunological SocietiesUniversity of South AfricaInstitute of Infectious Disease and Molecular MedicineElizabeth Glazer Pediatric Aids FoundationStellenbosch University