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by Ron Kennedy, M.D., Santa Rosa, CA

Dr. Kennedy An antibody is an immunoglobulin, a specialized immune protein, produced as a response to the introduction of an antigen into the body. An antibody possesses the ability to combine with the antigen that triggered its production. The production of antibodies is a major function of the immune system and is carried out by a type of white blood cell called a B cell (B lymphocyte). Antibodies can be triggered by and directed at foreign proteins, microorganisms, or toxins which serve as antigens. Some antibodies are auto-antibodies and attack the host's own tissues producing autoimmune disease, for example lupus erythematosis.



The information in this article is not meant to be medical advice.�Treatment for a medical condition should come at the recommendation of your personal physician.

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