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need to know Immunoglobulin functions ?

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by dentalstudent2021, Aug 2, 2015.

  1. just curious if we need to know immunoglobulin functions. many threads on it just mention to know the names but not their functions. I know what Ig's do in general but not each of its specific role.

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  2. orgoman22

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    The Destroyer has a few questions on the functions of each of these proteins. That should be enough for the DAT

    Hope this helps..

    Nancy
     
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    I took my dat today there was actually a question regarding the role of a specific Immunoglobulin.

    I memorized them quite quickly by associating a scenario for each one according to their name:

    IgM: I imagined someone saying "MINEE" and rushing to some place to claim something. (IgM: are usually first responders)
    IgG: "Ginormous"(IgG is most abundant so i just associated being large to having a lot of something)
    IgE: "Allergieeeeeeeeeee" (IgE bind to allergens etc)
    IgA: "Waaaaaaa" I imagined someone crying and just exaggerated the aaaa part in my head. (IgA is in tears/mucosal lining)
    IgD: D sounds like B. (IgD is found on surface of B cells)

    I know some of these are stupid haha but it helped me memorize it super quickly.
     
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  4. Thanks!!!!!
     
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    No problem, hopefully it's useful! Good luck.
     
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