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Do Foods Contain Immunoglobulins
Probably not...: Immunoglobulins (antibodies) are proteins used by the immune system to identify and eliminate unknown cells (like germs). They are found in body fluids like blood, tears, saliva, & breast milk. If foods are consumed raw or barely cooked, there is a chance that you are also consuming immunoglobulins from that animal. In most cases, the cooking or pasteurization process destroys these proteins. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My anti-rabies shot was 3 mos. ago [Immunoglobulin, Rabipur]. Today, I got an accidental bite from my cat (food on my hand). Is booster shot needed?
Antibodies: Structural difference exist for all classes of antibody; igg, igm, iga, ige and igd. The structure of the antibody is insignificant when compared to the common ability to bind specifically to an antigen, typically a foreign protein or carbohydrate. Structural differences do account for different immune cell binding properties and also complement fixation (which helps in defense). ...Read more
Numerous: Not an easy question. Antibodies are made up of proteins and carbohydrates. They have numerous functions in the body, most importantly to assist the immune system in fighting infection. The 2 main regions are the fab portion and the fc portion with important "hinge" regions. ...Read more
Yes, look different: Immunoglobulins also known as antibodies or gamma-globulins, are made are made of light chains and heavy chains. The different heavy chains are the bid difference between the immunoglobulins. Alpha1 abd alpha2 (IgA), Gamma 1-4 (IgG),Epsilon (IgE) and Delta (IgD). IgM is made up of 5 antibodies(a pentamer) arranged like the spokes of a wheel. It takes Xray diffraction optics to "see" the differen ...Read more
Biochemistry: Globulins constitute all plasma proteins except albumin and pre-albumin, immunoglobulins are part of globulins, viz. gamma globulins, there are also alpha globulins (alpha-1and alpha-2), and beta globulins (beta-1 and beta-2) , globulins carry out many functions including carrier functions, immune functions, etc.. ...Read more
None: IVIG is a generic replacement therapy, non specific, and will not stimulate the adaptive (specifgic) immune system ...Read more
Ready made antibodies: Immunoglobulins are mainly used to replace deficiency, in other words people with weakened immune systems who don't produce enough antibodies for whatever reason. Immunoglobulins are used also for other conditions to combat some immunologic problems not otherwise helped by other treatments ...Read more
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