The production of antibody involves three distinct phases

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The production of antibody involves three distinct phases: Induction phase: Ag reacts with specific T and B cells Expansion and Differentiation phase: Induced lymphocyte clones proliferate and mature to a functional stage (i.e. Ag receptor cells mature to Ag effector cells) Effector phase:
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Unformatted text preview: Abs or T cells exert biological effects either: 1. Independently or 2. Through the action of macrophages, complement, other non-specific agents This page will discuss induction, differentiation and regulation of the humoral immune response, focusing on the production of Abs....
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