Microcheck 164

The results of antibody-antigen binding include neutralization, immobilization and prevention of adherence, agglutination and precipitation, opsonization, complement activation, and antibody-dependent cytotoxicity. Immunoglobulin classes include IgM, IgG, IgA, IgD, and IgE.

■ Why is IgM particularly effective at agglutinating antigens?

■ Which two maternal antibody classes protect a newborn that is breast-fed?

■ In opsonization with IgG, why would it be important that IgG react with the antigen before a phagocytic cell recognizes the antibody molecule?

Bacterial Vaginosis Facts

Bacterial Vaginosis Facts

This fact sheet is designed to provide you with information on Bacterial Vaginosis. Bacterial vaginosis is an abnormal vaginal condition that is characterized by vaginal discharge and results from an overgrowth of atypical bacteria in the vagina.

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