Antibodies: Their Function In the Immune System


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Which of the following are ways in which antibodies help stop pathogens from harming us?

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1. What is the portion of the antibody that other cells and proteins recognize as a signal for phagocytosis?

2. What does agglutination cause pathogens to do?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Antibodies are glycoproteins that help your body fight off diseases and viruses. The following quiz/worksheet combo will teach you more about the properties of antibodies and quiz you on what they do to pathogens, as well as their other functions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • How antibodies stop pathogens from harming us
  • What the Fc region of an antibody is
  • The definition of the agglutination process
  • Examples of neutralization and opsonization

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about how antibodies protect our bodies in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms such as agglutination and neutralization
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the functions and properties of antibodies

Additional Learning

To learn more about how our bodies are protected from harmful viruses and diseases, review the corresponding lesson on the properties of antibodies. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explores the functions of antibodies
  • Examines what opsonization does
  • Discusses the process of agglutination
  • Identifies what occurs doing neutralization