Antibodies and their Role in Immunity
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Antibodies and their Role in Immunity

Learn about how antibodies, produced by the immune system, protect the body by binding to unwanted substances and eliminating them. Understand how the immune system recognizes antigens as foreign invaders and calls for antibody protection.

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Where are antibodies located in your body?

Various areas including skin, lungs, tears, saliva, breast milk

How are antibodies produced in response to antigens?

When an antigen comes into contact with a B cell, it causes the B cell to divide and clone, releasing millions of antibodies.

What is the function of monoclonal antibodies?

Monoclonal antibodies mimic the immune system's natural ability to fight off pathogens.

How does breastfeeding boost a baby's immune system?

<p>Breast milk contains high amounts of antibodies, especially in colostrum.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What triggers the production of antibodies by B cells?

<p>Contact with antigens causes B cells to divide, clone, and release antibodies.</p> Signup and view all the answers

Why are antibodies important for protecting the body?

<p>Antibodies bind to unwanted substances and help eliminate them from the body.</p> Signup and view all the answers

Where is IgA found in the body?

<p>saliva, tears, mucus, breast milk, intestinal fluid</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the function of IgD antibody?

<p>support B cell maturation and activation</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which antibody is responsible for causing allergic reactions?

<p>IgE</p> Signup and view all the answers

Where is IgG most commonly found?

<p>blood, tissue fluids</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the main function of IgM antibodies?

<p>act as the first line of defense against infections</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which antibody is associated with immune regulation?

<p>IgM</p> Signup and view all the answers

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