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Structure and function of the constant regions of immunoglobulins

  • D. Beale (a1) and A. Feinstein (a1)

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Immunoglobulins are somewhat unusual in that they are biologically active proteins capable of carrying out several different functions. Thus, they can bind specifically with antigen, activate the complement system, mediate many cytotropic reactions, and act as antigen receptors on lymphocyte membranes.

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