1. Here is the basic structure of an antibody
It has a fab region at the top which is the V shaped part of the Ig molecule. This binds to the antigen. The rest of it is the Fc region which is crystallisable and carries out effector functions. Antibodies are made up of 2 heavy and 2 light chains with disulfide bonds holding it together. Intrachain disulfide bonds divide the cians into domains.
There are 5 different isotypes of antibodies each with a different heavy chain. The 5 classes are IgG, IgA, IgM, IgE, IgD
Pic source http://immunesystemimmunity.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/immunoglobulin-fine-structureimmunology.html

    Here is the basic structure of an antibody

    It has a fab region at the top which is the V shaped part of the Ig molecule. This binds to the antigen. The rest of it is the Fc region which is crystallisable and carries out effector functions. Antibodies are made up of 2 heavy and 2 light chains with disulfide bonds holding it together. Intrachain disulfide bonds divide the cians into domains.

    There are 5 different isotypes of antibodies each with a different heavy chain. The 5 classes are IgG, IgA, IgM, IgE, IgD

    Pic source http://immunesystemimmunity.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/immunoglobulin-fine-structureimmunology.html

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