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The anti-M blood antigen antibody is an unpredictable antibody that is an uncommon cause of hemolytic disease in newborns, according to the National Institutes of Health. Though studies show that the anti-M antibody has ... More »

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Produced by the body's immune system, antibodies, also known as immunoglobulins, are Y-shaped proteins that help identify and remove antigens and other foreign targets such as bacteria and viruses. An antigen is a substa... More »

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An antibody is a protein that the immune system sends out as a response to antigens, which are harmful substances, explains MedlinePlus. There are different types of antibodies; and, they each fight against only one part... More »

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