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Unformatted text preview: activate B cells. B Cells B cells divide, forming plasma cells and B memory cells . Plasma cells make and release between 2000 and 20,000 antibody molecules per second into the blood for the next four or five days. B memory cells live for months or years, and are part of the immune memory system. The activation of T cells by the action of macrophages and interleukin-2 Antibodies Antibodies bind to specific antigens in a lock-and-key fashion, forming an antigen-antibody complex. Antibodies are a type of protein molecule known as immunoglobulins . There are five classes of immunoglobulins: IgG, IgA, IgD, IgE, and IgM....
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course BIO BSC1010 taught by Professor Gwenhauner during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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