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IgD [antibody]

  1. Jul 29, 2011 #1
    "It's found mainly on the plasma membrane of lymphocytes and probably act as antigen receptors."

    that is what is written in my text book on IgD antibody.

    I just read the basic concept of antibody. According to what I've read, the B lymphocytes produce plasma cell which ultimately gives rise to antibodies. This concept when applied in case of IgD doesn't really make much sense to me.

    Please explain.
     
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  3. Jul 29, 2011 #2

    Ryan_m_b

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    B-lymphocytes go through many developmental stages. At the final stage you have mature B-lymphocytes that express IgD on their surface. Plasma cells are mature, terminally differentiated B-lymphocytes.
     
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