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 Immunoglobulin Switch Region

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Class Switch, Isotype Switch

The shift of a B-Cell or its progeny from the secretion of an immunoglobulin of one isotype or class to an immunoglobulin with the same V regions but a different heavy-chain constant region and, hence, a different isotype. A very complex mechanism.

 

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