LP20667-9     Ab

DESCRIPTION
  Part: Ab
  Description: Antibodies (also known as immunoglobulins, abbreviated Ig) are gamma globulin proteins that are found in blood or other bodily fluids of vertebrates, and are used by the immune system to identify and neutralize foreign objects, such as bacteria and viruses. They are typically made of basic structural units—each with two large heavy chains and two small light chains—to form, for example, monomers with one unit, dimers with two units or pentamers with five units. Antibodies are produced by a kind of white blood cell called a plasma cell. There are several different types of antibody heavy chains, and several different kinds of antibodies, which are grouped into different isotypes based on which heavy chain they possess. Five different antibody isotypes are known in mammals, which perform different roles, and help direct the appropriate immune response for each different type of foreign object they encounter.
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BASIC PART PROPERTIES
  Type: SUFFIX
  Status: ACTIVE
  Created On: 6/6/2000

LANGUAGE VARIANTS
 
  Chinese (CHINA)  (From: Lin Zhang, A LOINC volunteer from China)   SYNONYMS
  抗体     Ab;自身抗体
 
  Dutch (NETHERLANDS)  (From: NVKC, Dutch Society for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, The Netherlands)   SYNONYMS
  As     antistof; antilichaam
 
  Estonian (ESTONIA)  (From: Estonian E-Health Foundation)    
  antikehad      
 
  French (BELGIUM)  (From: Jean M. Prevost, MD, Biopathology)   SYNONYMS
  Ac     Anticorps
 
  French (CANADA)  (From: Canada Health Infoway Inc.)    
  , Ac      
 
  Greek (GREECE)  (From: Efstratia Kontaxi, MD, MSc, and Evripidis Stefanidis, MD, with technical support from Panagiotis Kontaxis, Diploma of Electrical and Computer Engineering.)   SYNONYMS
  Αντίσωμα     Ab
 
  Italian (ITALY)  (From: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche)   SYNONYMS
  , Ab     anticorpo
 
  Russian (RUSSIAN FEDERATION)  (From: Yaroslavl State Medical Academy)   SYNONYMS
  Ат     Антитело
 
  Spanish (SPAIN)  (From: the Clinical Laboratory Committee of SERVICIO EXTREMEÑO DE SALUD, with the support of BITAC MAP.)   SYNONYMS
  Anticuerpos     Anti
 
  Turkish (TURKEY)  (From: LOINC Turkish Translation Group and the Turkish Ministry of Health)   SYNONYMS
  Ab     Ak

INTERNAL FIELDS
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  Display name: Ab
  Preferred Abbreviation: Ab