Explain the terms antigen, antibody and immune response in your own words.

Explain the terms antigen, antibody and immune response in your own words.Category: ImmunologyAuthor "biologynotes"Explain the terms antigen, antibody and immune response in your own words.
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Emily SmithEmily Smith Staff answered 2 months ago

Antigen: any large molecule (e.g. protein) recognised by the body as foreign
Antibody: a protein made by the immune system in response to the presence of an antigen, and targeted specifically at it
Immune response: the response by the body to the entry of a foreign antigen; it involves the activity of phagocytes and B- and T-lymphocytes

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