Svensk definition

Glykoproteiner som förekommer i blod (antikroppar) och andra vävnader. De klassificeras utifrån struktur och verkan i fem klasser (IgA, IgD, IgE, IgG och IgM).

Engelsk definition

Multi-subunit proteins which function in IMMUNITY. They are produced by B LYMPHOCYTES from the IMMUNOGLOBULIN GENES. They are comprised of two heavy (IMMUNOGLOBULIN HEAVY CHAINS) and two light chains (IMMUNOGLOBULIN LIGHT CHAINS) with additional ancillary polypeptide chains depending on their isoforms. The variety of isoforms include monomeric or polymeric forms, and transmembrane forms (B-CELL ANTIGEN RECEPTORS) or secreted forms (ANTIBODIES). They are divided by the amino acid sequence of their heavy chains into five classes (IMMUNOGLOBULIN A; IMMUNOGLOBULIN D; IMMUNOGLOBULIN E; IMMUNOGLOBULIN G; IMMUNOGLOBULIN M) and various subclasses.

Svenska synonymer

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Engelska synonymer

Globulins, Immune Immunoglobulin Immune Globulin Globulin, Immune Immune Globulins