Term Information [More information on immunoglobulin complex]

Accession
GO:0019814
Name
immunoglobulin complex
Ontology
cellular_component
Synonyms
None
Definition
A protein complex that in its canonical form is composed of two identical immunoglobulin heavy chains and two identical immunoglobulin light chains, held together by disulfide bonds and sometimes complexed with additional proteins. An immunoglobulin complex may be embedded in the plasma membrane or present in the extracellular space, in mucosal areas or other tissues, or circulating in the blood or lymph. Source: GOC:add, GOC:jl, ISBN:0781765196
Comment
Note that an immunoglobulin complex has the function of antigen binding if a suitable antigen is available.
History
See term history for GO:0019814 at QuickGO
Subset
goslim_pir
Community
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Ancestors of immunoglobulin complex (GO:0019814)
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immunoglobulin complex [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) cellular_component (GO:0005575)
immunoglobulin complex [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) macromolecular complex (GO:0032991)
immunoglobulin complex [is_a relation] is_a  protein complex (GO:0043234)
Children of immunoglobulin complex (GO:0019814)
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B cell receptor complex (GO:0019815) [is_a relation] is_a  immunoglobulin complex
heavy chain immunoglobulin complex (GO:0071762) [is_a relation] is_a  immunoglobulin complex
IgA immunoglobulin complex (GO:0071745) [is_a relation] is_a  immunoglobulin complex
IgD immunoglobulin complex (GO:0071738) [is_a relation] is_a  immunoglobulin complex
IgE immunoglobulin complex (GO:0071742) [is_a relation] is_a  immunoglobulin complex
IgG immunoglobulin complex (GO:0071735) [is_a relation] is_a  immunoglobulin complex
IgM immunoglobulin complex (GO:0071753) [is_a relation] is_a  immunoglobulin complex
IgW immunoglobulin complex (GO:0071758) [is_a relation] is_a  immunoglobulin complex
IgX immunoglobulin complex (GO:0071759) [is_a relation] is_a  immunoglobulin complex
IgY immunoglobulin complex (GO:0071760) [is_a relation] is_a  immunoglobulin complex
IgZ immunoglobulin complex (GO:0071761) [is_a relation] is_a  immunoglobulin complex
immunoglobulin complex, circulating (GO:0042571) [is_a relation] is_a  immunoglobulin complex
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