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im·mu·no·glob·u·lin

 (ĭm′yə-nō-glŏb′yə-lĭn, ĭ-myo͞o′-)
n. Abbr. Ig
1. Any of a group of large glycoproteins, including all the antibodies that function in the vertebrate immune system, that have a structure consisting of two heavy chains and two light chains. There are five major classes of immunoglobulin isotypes: IgA, IgD, IgE, IgG, and IgM.
2. A preparation containing immunoglobulin proteins, especially immune globulin.

immunoglobulin

(ˌɪmjʊnəʊˈɡlɒbjʊlɪn)
n
(Biochemistry) any of five classes of proteins, all of which show antibody activity. The most abundant ones are immunoglobulin G (IgG) and immunoglobulin A (IgA)

im•mu•no•glob•u•lin

(ˌɪm yə noʊˈglɒb yə lɪn, ɪˌmyu-)

n.
1. any of several classes of globulin proteins that function as antibodies.
2. the fraction of the blood serum containing antibodies.
3. antibody. Abbr.: Ig
[1955–60]

im·mu·no·glob·u·lin

(ĭm′yə-nō-glŏb′yə-lĭn, ĭ-myo͞o′nō-glŏb′yə-lĭn)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.immunoglobulin - a class of proteins produced in lymph tissue in vertebrates and that function as antibodies in the immune response
gamma globulin, human gamma globulin - a plasma protein containing the immunoglobulins that are responsible for immune responses
antibody - any of a large variety of proteins normally present in the body or produced in response to an antigen which it neutralizes, thus producing an immune response
IgA, immunoglobulin A - one of the most common of the five major classes of immunoglobulins; the chief antibody in the membranes of the gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts
IgD, immunoglobulin D - one of the five major classes of immunoglobulins; present in blood serum in small amounts
IgE, immunoglobulin E - one of the five major classes of immunoglobulins; present primarily in the skin and mucous membranes
IgG, immunoglobulin G - one of the five major classes of immunoglobulins; the main antibody defense against bacteria
IgM, immunoglobulin M - one of the five major classes of immunoglobulins; involved in fighting blood infections and in triggering production of immunoglobulin G
tetanus immune globulin, tetanus immunoglobulin - sterile solution of globulins derived from the blood plasma of a person who has been immunized for tetanus; provides short-term immunization against tetanus in cases of possible exposure to the tetanus bacillus
Translations
imunoglobulin
immunoglobulina

immunoglobulin

[ˌɪmjʊnəʊˈglɒbjʊlɪn] Ninmunoglobulina f

immunoglobulin

nImmunglobulin nt

immunoglobulin

n inmunoglobulina (endógena)
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Summary: This report analyzes the current and future scenario of the global Immunoglobulins Market for the period 2018 to 2026.
Immunoglobulins also called as antibodies are large Y-shaped protein produced by B-cell.
Immunoglobulins are mainly used to treat primary and secondary immunodeficiencies, as well as chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP).
Although rituximab is known to cause hypogammaglobulinemia in people with normal immunoglobulins prior to treatment, its effect on immunoglobulins is transient [8].
Colostrum is the first milk for neonatal calves; it is the basis of nutrients and immunoglobulins (Ig)source, and also it consists numerous of biological molecules, like insulin, IGF, and growth hormones (Blum, 2006; Penchev Georgiev, 2008).Colostrum intake in ruminants is one of the most important ways to get maternal antibodies to a calf.
Over the past decade, we have tried several new approaches to protein electrophoresis in the hope that we can better detect small abnormal monoclonal immunoglobulins. High-resolution agarose gels (with enhanced electroendosmosis) and capillary zone electrophoresis (CZE) provide better separation of the serum protein fractions, and this helps a great deal.
In: Intravenous immunoglobulins in the 21st century: progress and challenges in efficacy, safety and paths to licensure.
Methodology: Immunoglobulins (IgG, IgM, IgA) and CRP levels were measured in serum of autistic patients and controls.
Objective: To evaluate the role of immunoglobulins in patients of chronic rhinosinusitis.
The researchers have highlighted the presence of specific antibodies, or immunoglobulins, in the blood of obese patients, antibodies that recognise ghrelin and regulate appetite.

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