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Encyclopedia > Idiotype
The idiotype affects the variable region (labeled VL and VH in the diagram.)
The idiotype affects the variable region (labeled VL and VH in the diagram.)

In immunology, an idiotype is the unique characteristics of the part of the immunoglobulin which interacts with an antigen (the variable region). Image File history File links Anticorps. ... Image File history File links Anticorps. ... Immunology is a broad branch of biomedical science that covers the study of all aspects of the immune system in all organisms. ... Schematic of antibody binding to an antigen An antibody is a protein complex used by the immune system to identify and neutralize foreign objects like bacteria and viruses. ... An antigen is a substance that stimulates an immune response, especially the production of antibodies. ...


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