Overview of Antibodies

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Following this lecture, students should be able to:

  • Diagram the structure of an antibody molecule and label the regions
  • List the immunoglobulin classes/isotypes and subclasses
  • Describe the different properties of the immunoglobulin isotypes
  • Describe the characteristics of the antigen-binding site of an antibody
  • Describe how a monoclonal antibody is generated in the laboratory and the uses of monoclonal antibodies