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Definition: 'Immunoglobulin Domains'

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immunoglobulin domains

Type: Term

Definitions:
1. structural units of immunoglobulin heavy or light chains that are composed of approximately 110 amino acids. Light chains of an immunoglobulin are composed of one constant domain and one variable domain. Heavy chains are composed of either three or four constant domains and one variable domain.



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