immunoglobulin M

  • IgM
German: Immunglobulin M
Japanese: 免疫グロブリンM

Immunology. A class of immunoglobulins of high molecular weight that is produced by B cells. It is released early in the immune response to initial contact to viruses and bacteria. IgM triggers the increased production of immunoglobulin G and the complement fixation required for effective immune response. It is the dominant antibody in ABO blood group incompatibilities.

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