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Unformatted text preview: possibly involving additional cells in the overall pathway. Other means of regulation involve interactions between antibody and B-cells. One mechanism, "antigen blocking", occurs when high doses of antibody interact with all of the antigen's epitopes, thereby inhibiting interactions with B-cell receptors. A second mechanism, "receptor cross linking", results when antibody, bound to a B-cell via its Fc receptor, and the B-cell receptor both combine with antigen. This "cross-linking" inhibits the B-cell from producing further antibody....
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- Fall '10
- Microbiology, immunosuppression, humoral immunity, Suppressor T-Cells