Learn about heavy chains, light chains, the variable region, the disulphide bridge, and how an antibody binds an invading antigen, all in 60 seconds.
Dr Rob explains the two steps in allergy formation including the role of antigen-presenting cells, T-cells, B-cells, and mast cells, all in 60 seconds.
Antigen – a protein capable of triggering an immune response (synonyms: allergen, immunogen)
Interleukin – a signalling protein secreted in the body which carries a message from one cell to another chemically. The immune system is highly dependent on 17 known types of interleukins, most created and secreted by T-cells.