immunoglobulin

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lymphocyte derived from bone marrow that provides humoral immunity; it recognizes free antigen molecules in solution and matures into plasma cells that secrete immunoglobulin (antibodies) that inactivate the antigens B cell , B lymphocyte
one of the five major classes of immunoglobulins; involved in fighting blood infections and in triggering production of immunoglobulin G IgM , immunoglobulin M
immunoglobulin E that is formed as an antibody against allergens (such as pollen); attaches to cell membranes causing the release of histamine and other substances responsible for the local inflammation characteristic of an allergy reagin
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