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Diseases, Uses of Immune System blood typing - analyzes class of antigens found on red blood cells must be matched for blood transfusions A blood - A antigens, B antibodies B blood - B antigens, A antibodies AB blood - A and B antigens, no antibodies O blood - no A or B antigens, A and B antibodies different blood types of blood mixed together >> clumping is possible Rh factor - another group of antigens found on red blood cells Rh-positive or Rh-negative (mostly Rh-positive) baby can be born anemic if mother creates antibodies against the baby’s blood during birth monoclonal antibodies - specific for only a single antigenic determinant antigens may have multiple determinants >> generates polyclonal antibodies when injected into organisms created from hybridoma (fusion of cancer and B cells) evolution of immune system - started w/ restriction endonucleases to degrade foreign DNA
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