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Unformatted text preview: removed along with the blood cells). Serum obtained for this purpose is sometimes called antiserum. The study of reactions between antigens and antibodies is known as serology. The serum proteins that include most of the antibodies are the globulins, which include alpha, beta, and gamma globulin. Gamma globulin is the fraction that contains the greatest number of antibodies. When immune serum globulin is injected, it gives immediate protection against the disease, but this protection lasts only as long as the injected antibodies last. Typically, about half of the antibodies are gone after 3 weeks, and the rest will live no longer than a few months....
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2012 for the course MCB MCB2010 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.
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