What are Antigens?
Two divisions of antigens
What are antibodies?
Classes of antibodies
Effects on the body
Where can they be found?
Blood type Antigens and Antibodies chart
Difference between Antigen and Antibody
|Definition||A substance that trigger an immune response||A type of protein that binds to antigen|
|Origin||Can be found on external source or within the body||Within the body|
|Molecular type||Proteins, lipids, polysaccharides, and nucleic acid.||Proteins|
|Effects on the body||It is responsible for causing a disease or an allergic reaction.||It protects the body from harmful microorganisms.|
|Significance/importance||It controls what goes in and out of the cell.||It protects the body from infection, especially in the case of a virus attack.|
|Prevalence||Found in almost all types of cells (bacteria, viruses, and fungi)||Present in some type of cells.|
|Location/Where can they be found?||Antigens are hook on the cell’s surface and are present in every cell.||Antibodies are found in various parts of the body including the following:|