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What is the definition or description of: immunoglobulin?

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Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 38 years experience
Immunoglobulins: Immunoglobulins are antibodies produced by b cells. They have a y shaped configuration. They are involved in protecting us from bacteria and viruses.
Dr. Alyson Simpson
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Immunoglobulin A: Immunoglobulin a is an antibody that plays a critical in mucosal immunity found in mucosal secretions, tears, saliva, breast milk, the gastrointestinal tract, and the lungs. It helps prevent against sinus infections, ear infections, and pneumonia. More IgA is prodced per day than all other antibodies combined.
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Immune protein: There are 5 classes of immune proteins: igg, iga, igm, ige and igd. Igm fights infection. If you produce too little then infections may occur and you have hypogammaglobulinemia. If you have too much you may have a gammopathy.

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What is the definition or description of: immunoglobulin e?

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Dr. Alyson Simpson
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
IgE level: Ige is an antibody increased in patients with allergies. Allergen specific ige levels often increase after exposure to a trigger such as a food, pollen season, or pet and decrease as the allergen is avoided. However, some patients with allergies have normal ige levels and those without allergies can have elevated ige levels (such as those with parasitic infections).
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: immunoglobulin g?

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Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Immune protein: Igg is an immune protein also called an immunoglobulin. There are 4 types of igg: igg1, igg2, igg3 and igg4. These proteins help the immune system fight infections.

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