Types of antibody

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IgG
2 binding sites; in blood and tissue fluid; can cross placenta; increases phagocytosis, antitoxins and agglutination
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IgM
10 binding sites; in blood and tissue fluid; agglutination
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IgA
2 or 4 binding sites; acts in secretions; stops bacteria adhering to host cells; prevents bacteria forming colonies
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IgE
2 binding sites; acts in tissues; activate mast cells causing release of histamine
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What are antibodies?
Globular glycoproteins
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10 binding sites; in blood and tissue fluid; agglutination

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IgM

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2 or 4 binding sites; acts in secretions; stops bacteria adhering to host cells; prevents bacteria forming colonies

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2 binding sites; acts in tissues; activate mast cells causing release of histamine

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Globular glycoproteins

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