antibody response | definition

  • a mechanism of the adaptive immune system in which activated B cells secrete specific antibodies that bind to the foreign antigen


Alberts, B., Johnson, A., Lewis, J., Morgan, D., Raf, M., Roberts, K., & Walter, P. (2015). Molecular Biology of the Cell. New York: Garland Science.


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