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Roos et al (Journal of Immunology, 2001, reference below) suggests that IgA binds MBL, and activates complement by facilitating the lectin binding pathway for complement activation rather than being a major player in the alternate pathway. Another group of researchers (Daha et al, in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, 2006) discusses a potential fourth ...


You are correct. In an IgG antibody, there are a total of four protein chains — two identical heavy chains, and two identical light chains, each heavy pairing with a light to form one of the two "arms" of the molecule. Each heavy chain has three CDR regions — H1, H2, and H3 — as do each light chain (L1, L2, and L3). When the full molecule ...

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