immunoglobulin fragment


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immunoglobulin fragment

The portion of the IgG molecule that contains an antibody-combining site. Specific fragments are obtained by treating the molecule with the enzyme papain under specified conditions. The resultant fragments are designated “F(zz) Fragment, ” where zz represents the specific fragment.
Synonym: immunoglobulin isotype
See also: fragment
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