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Antibody-Producing Cells

An antibody is also known as an immunoglobulin (Ig), is a large, Y-shape protein produced by plasma cells that is used by the immune system to identify and neutralize pathogens. The antibody recognizes a unique molecule of the harmful agent, called an antigen, via the variable region. Using this binding mechanism, an antibody can tag a microbe or an infected cell for attack by other parts of the immune system or can neutralize its target directly. Antibodies are secreted by cells of the adaptive immune system (B cells), and more specifically, differentiated B cells called plasma cells.

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