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Accession
GO:0042571
Name
immunoglobulin complex, circulating
Ontology
cellular_component
Synonyms
antibody
Alternate IDs
None
Definition
An immunoglobulin complex that is secreted into extracellular space and found in mucosal areas or other tissues or circulating in the blood or lymph. In its canonical form, a circulating immunoglobulin complex is composed of two identical heavy chains and two identical light chains, held together by disulfide bonds. Some forms of are polymers of the basic structure and contain additional components such as J-chain and the secretory component. Source: ISBN:0781735149, GOC:add
Comment
Note that an immunoglobulin complex has the function of antigen binding if a suitable antigen is available.
History
See term history for GO:0042571 at QuickGO
Subset
None
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Parents of immunoglobulin complex, circulating (GO:0042571)
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immunoglobulin complex, circulating [is_a relation] is_a  immunoglobulin complex (GO:0019814)
immunoglobulin complex, circulating [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  extracellular space (GO:0005615)
Children of immunoglobulin complex, circulating (GO:0042571)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
IgA immunoglobulin complex, circulating (GO:0071746) [is_a relation] is_a  immunoglobulin complex, circulating
IgE immunoglobulin complex, circulating (GO:0071743) [is_a relation] is_a  immunoglobulin complex, circulating
IgG immunoglobulin complex, circulating (GO:0071736) [is_a relation] is_a  immunoglobulin complex, circulating
IgM immunoglobulin complex, circulating (GO:0071754) [is_a relation] is_a  immunoglobulin complex, circulating
IgD immunoglobulin complex, circulating (GO:0071739) [is_a relation] is_a  immunoglobulin complex, circulating
Wikipedia
Antibody