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Glossary: immunoglobulin, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

immunoglobulin

(IH-myoo-noh-GLAH-byoo-lin)

A protein that acts as an antibody. Immunoglobulins are made by B cells and plasma cells. An immunoglobulin is a type of glycoprotein with two heavy chains and two light chains. Also called Ig.

2009-02-05