Constant Region

Some articles on regions, constant region, region, constant, constant regions:

Surface Immunoglobulin - Structure - Heavy Chain
... Each heavy chain has two regions, the constant region and the variable region ... The constant region is identical in all antibodies of the same isotype, but differs in antibodies of different isotypes ... Heavy chains γ, α and δ have a constant region composed of three tandem (in a line) Ig domains, and a hinge region for added flexibility heavy chains μ and ε have ...
Surface Immunoglobulin - Immunoglobulin Diversity - Class Switching
... The different classes of antibody, and thus effector functions, are defined by the constant (C) regions of the immunoglobulin heavy chain ... naïve B cells express only cell-surface IgM and IgD with identical antigen binding regions ... Only the constant region of the antibody heavy chain changes during class switching the variable regions, and therefore antigen specificity, remain unchanged ...
Types of Immunofluorescence - Secondary (indirect)
... is possible because an antibody consists of two parts, a variable region (which recognizes the antigen) and constant region (which makes up the structure of the antibody molecule) ... that recognize various antigens (have different variable regions), but all share the same constant region ... Different primary antibodies with different constant regions are typically generated by raising the antibody in different species ...

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