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What are antibodies? 

What are antibodies? 

Immune proteins: Antibodies are complex proteins made by the immune system to act against bacteria, viruses, or other infections. They also are active in signaling between different types of cells and in the activity of cells of the immune system. ...Read more

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Antibody (Definition)

An antibody is a protein the body's immune system makes to identify potentially harmful substances in the body. Antibodies attach to the substance on a molecular level and mark it so the immune ...Read more


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How long does it take the body to create antibodies after it is exposed to a disease?

How long does it take the body to create antibodies after it is exposed to a disease?

Several weeks: Antibody production can take several weeks and the first antibodies fall into the category of IgM Immunoglobulins. Several weeks to months after IgM is detected a second category of IgG immunoglobulins is formed. see http://biology.about.com/od/molecularbiology/ss/antibodies.htm ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have hb surface antibody as reactive(3158) but hb surf. Antibody as non reactive. What doe that means.?

What do you suggest if I have hb surface antibody as reactive(3158) but hb surf. Antibody as non reactive. What doe that means.?

Inconsistent info: The information you provided does not add up. All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that and you should consult your doctor who has more information about your health. ...Read more

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What is some type of antibody positive?

What is some type of antibody positive?

Exposure: A positive antibody response indicates prior exposure to that agent. Some of the antibodies means nothing more than just that. Others may provide defense or cause diseases. ...Read more

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A test found that i don't have brusselosis , but I do have brusselosis antibodies , should I be alarmed ? What's the risk? What should I do?

A test found that i don't have brusselosis , but I do have brusselosis antibodies , should I be alarmed ? What's the risk? What should I do?

Brucella: Appearance of igg antibodies herald a good immune response. So, congratulations. At the same time, please understand that you did acquire brucellosis sometime in the past. ...Read more

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How long do injuries like skin punctures last? Do they heal without antibodies?

How long do injuries like skin punctures last?  Do they heal without antibodies?

It depends: It depends on how long and deep the wound is, what part of the body it is on (certain parts have better blood flow than others and heal faster), and if the wound is infected. If you were stuck by a needle, please see a doctor to protect against transmission of infections like HIV and hepatitis. If the item that punctured the skin was dirty, see a doctor, you may need a tetanus shot or antibiotic. ...Read more

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What do I need to know about anti kells antibodies?

Antibody to red cell: Antigen. Kell is one of the antigens on red cells. People who do not have the antigen, may make antibodies to this antigen. If a person has anti-kell antibody, s/he should not get a blood transfusion with red cells that have kell antigen. ...Read more

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What is the function of antibodies in regards to immunity?

What is the function of antibodies in regards to immunity?

One facet: Immune system has two main categories, Innate and acquired or adaptive. Cell mediated immunity and antibodies are acquired. Antibodies can kill bacteria, inactivate viruses, expel worms, neutralize toxins, cause allergies and some other undesired effects. ...Read more

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What are antibodies and how do they help?

What are antibodies and how do they help?

Bind to site(s).: Antibodies (abs) are molecules made to bind to sites on infected cells, bacteria, viral particles, etc. To help the immune system fight disease. For example, monoclonal antibodies bind to the same epitope/site, while polyclonal abs bind to many sites. These can be used in treating cancer and hdnb, autoimmune diseases, like rheumatoid arthritis, and in diagnostic tests, like western blot. ...Read more