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Structure of Antibody Molecules

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Antibody molecules, or “immunoglobulins”, have been recognized only in vertebrates and all are found to have a fundamentally similar structure consisting of two heavy and two light peptide chains. Recent studies of the amino-acid sequences of these chains are of interest in relation to the chemical basis of antibody specificity, the evolution of immunoglobulins and the genetic control of antibody synthesis.

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  1. Department of Chemical Pathology, Guy's Hospital Medical School, London, S.E.I

    • S. COHEN
  2. M.R.C. Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge

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