Antibodies: Their functionality

What are Antibodies? Antibodies are proteins that the immune system uses to neutralize pathogens such as viruses, disease rearing bacteria, parasites, and fungi. They are often Y-shaped, and produced by plasma- a yellow substance in blood that is mostly water, but contains some enzymes and salts. Dr. Warren Green said it best, “When antibodies find [...]

The Immune System

The immune system has the major function of defending the body from invaders such as pathogenic bacteria and viruses which can lead to diseases, sicknesses, and death. The functional unit of this system are white blood cells called lymphocytes and antibodies that have the ability to attach to microbes and mark them for death and [...]