immunoglobulins

Plasmacytoma

What is a plasmacytoma? A plasmacytoma is a tumour made up of specialized immune cells called plasma cells. Normal plasma cells make different types of proteins called immunoglobulins (antibodies) that help protect the body from micro-organisms such as viruses. In contrast, all of the plasma cells in a plasma cell neoplasm make the same type …
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Antibody

What is an antibody? An antibody is a special type of protein made by plasma cells. Antibodies protect our body by sticking to bacteria and viruses, which makes them easier to remove from the body. Antibodies can also stick to abnormal cells or cells that have stopped functionally normally. Another name for an antibody is …
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