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immunogen

(Science: immunology) a substance which is capable of eliciting (inducing) an immune response. An immunogen usually has a fairly high molecular weight (usually greater than 10,000), thus, a variety of macromolecules such as proteins, lipoproteins, polysaccharides, some nucleic acids, and certain of the teichoic acids, can act as immunogens.

Compare: antigen.


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humoral immunity

Antibodies is formed from B-cell through a series of biochemical pathways and used to opsonises (covers) immunogens so it can be easily get "eaten" by macrophages......:lol:

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by victor
Thu Mar 23, 2006 6:51 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: humoral immunity
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