immunoglobulin love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of a group of large glycoproteins that are secreted by plasma cells and that function as antibodies in the immune response by binding with specific antigens. There are five classes of immunoglobulins: IgA, IgD, IgE, IgG, and IgM.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of the glycoproteins in blood serum that respond to invasion by foreign antigens and that protect the host by removing pathogens; an antibody.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. any one of a class of globular proteins which are antibodies and are produced by the immune system in animals.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a class of proteins produced in lymph tissue in vertebrates and that function as antibodies in the immune response

Etymologies

From immuno- +‎ globulin. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • IgE allergic reactions are immediate; after being exposed to the food, your body quickly overproduces what is called immunoglobulin E antibodies, or IgE.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • The B cells create chemicals called immunoglobulin antibodies that act like bullets against the foreign substance.

    You Raising Your Child

  • When that invader enters the body, often through the nose, the body tries to protect itself by producing those antibodies called immunoglobulin E IgE.

    You Raising Your Child

  • And then there was a strange little antibody called immunoglobulin E IgE.

    Parasite Rex

  • A study from Pennsylvania's Wilkes University, "claims that individuals who have sex once or twice a week show 30% higher levels of an antibody called immunoglobulin A, which is known to boost the immune system."

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • -Less frequent colds and flu: Wilkes University in Pennsylvania says individuals who have sex once or twice a week show 30% higher levels of an antibody called immunoglobulin A, which is known to boost the immune system.

    Is Sex Still Necessary?

  • Professor Mehdi Tafti, co-director of the sleep laboratory at Vaud University Hospital in Lausanne, said that treatment with immunoglobulin, which is commonly used for auto-immune diseases of the nervous system, had shown "extraordinary results".

    News24 Top Stories

  • Professor Mehdi Tafti, co-director of the sleep laboratory at Vaud University Hospital in Lausanne, said that treatment with immunoglobulin, which is commonly used for auto-immune diseases of the nervous system, had shown "extraordinary results."

    Latest News - Yahoo!7 News

  • Plasma cells make antibodies called immunoglobulin which help fight off infections ...

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • The researchers found that a class of antibodies known as immunoglobulin G and the receptors to which they bind play a key role in the link between B cells and solid tumor growth.

    THE MEDICAL NEWS

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