Organ: Antibody


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Antibody: Body defense proteins that attach to foreign substances produced by B-cells in the immune system
Introduction: Antibodies --Special proteins produced by the body's immune system. They recognize and help fight infectious agents, such as bacteria and other foreign substances that invade the body. The presence of certain antibodies in the blood can help in making a diagnosis of some diseases, including some forms of scleroderma.1

antibodies— molecules (also called immunoglobulins) produced by a B cell in response to an antigen. When an antibody attaches to an antigen, it destroys the antigen.2

a molecule (also called an immunoglobulin) produced by a B cell in response to an antigen. The binding of antibody to antigen leads to the antigen's destruction. 3


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Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Handout on Health Scleroderma: NIAMS
2. excerpt from Microbes in Sickness and in Health - Publications, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: NIAID
3. excerpt from Understanding Autoimmune Disease: NIAID

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