The Antigen-Binding Sites of Immunoglobulins

  • R. R. Porter


Although an antibody molecule possesses many biological properties essential to its role in immune reactions, the one on which all others depend is its capacity to bind specifically with the antigen, the injection of which has stimulated its synthesis. Increasing knowledge of the structure of immunoglobulins—the group of proteins to which all antibodies belong—has made it seem even more remarkable that molecules of identical basic structure should be able to combine specifically with such a wide range of different substances.


Light Chain Heavy Chain Variable Section Label Peptide Myeloma Protein 
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  • R. R. Porter
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  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryUniversity of OxfordOxfordEngland

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