|Browse All Terms|
|Beginning With||By Language|
|A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z :: All||
Also known as immunoglobulins (Igs), are proteins that help identify foreign substances to the immune system, such as a bacteria or a virus. Antibodies work by binding to the foreign substance to mark it as foreign. The substance that the antibody binds to is called antigen. All monoclonal antibodies of a particular type bind to the same antigen, which distinguishes them from polyclonal antibodies.
See also: Immunoglobulin
Do you have a term that should be included in the glossary?
Submit a term for review