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Doctor insights on: Quantitative Immunoglobulins Nephelometry

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Do foods contain immunoglobulins?

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 more

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Immunoglobulin (Definition)

Immunoglobulins are antibodies produced by b cells. They have a y shaped configuration. They are involved in protecting us ...Read more


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What are the important physical properties of immunoglobulins?

What are the important physical properties of immunoglobulins?

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

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What is an immunoglobulin?

Part of immune sys: Immunoglobulins are proteins that we make that are part of our immune system. There are four main types igg, igm, IgA and ige all of which perform different functions. ...Read more

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What is an immunoglobulin fold?

Immunoglobulin fold: is part of the complex molecular structure of the Ig antibody ...Read more

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What does a high immunoglobulin mean ?

How high?: Minimally elevated probably not worth worrying about. Very or moderately high requires a test - serum immunoelectrophoresis - to rule-out multiple myeloma. Minimally high bears repeating twice a year. ...Read more

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Which is the largest type of immunoglobulin?

Which is the largest type of immunoglobulin?

IgM: Igm is the class of immunoglobulins which is the largest. The classes of immunoglobulin can be "sized" from largest to smallest is igm, iga, igd/ige, igg. ...Read more

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What is immunoglobulin diversity generated by?

Combinatorial: The genes that encode our antigen receptors (immunoglobulin and T cell receptors) are made up of hundreds of gene segments. These "V-D-J" segments recombine in potentially millions of combinations so that each immune cell has one final version that makes a unique receptor. This process is random but if the cell encounters its antigen it will be activated and can turn into a "memory" cell. ...Read more

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What does a high immunoglobulin level mean for you?

It depends: There are several types of immunoglobulin, igg, iga, IgM and ige. Having a "high" level of each of them could mean different things. It is also important to know if it is a "high" overall level, or a "high" level of a specific kind of igg, iga, igm, or ige. In general, a high ige means "allergy". High igg/a/m can mean different things depending on their specificity (total or specific). ...Read more

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What is immunoglobulin used for? What is it exactly?

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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Who are the people that need to take Rh immunoglobulin?

Obstetrics: If mom is rh blood negative and baby is rh-positive, then mom needs the rh-immunoglobulin to prevent future serious problems with other births. ...Read more

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