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Immunoglobulin Genes

  1. Liam J Fanning

Published Online: 27 JAN 2006

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0005668

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How to Cite

Fanning, L. J. 2006. Immunoglobulin Genes. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. National University of Ireland, Cork, Ireland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JAN 2006

Abstract

Through a process of random gene segment rearrangements and mutation, the immune system is uniquely positioned to generate an apparently inexhaustible array of responses to foreign antigenic challenges.

Keywords:

  • immunoglobulin;
  • class-switching;
  • V(D);
  • rearrangement;
  • repertoire