IgE Seems Dispensable

Unlike the other four antibody classes and other components in the human blood and tissue that are generally present in rather defined ranges, IgE exists in an extremely broad range, from less than a few nanograms to more than a few micrograms per milliliter in serum. Some individuals with normal immune function have very low or even undetectable IgE levels in serum. These facts seem to suggest either that IgE does not play an essential role or that IgE plays a beneficial role, but it is dispensable and its roles can be filled by other immune mechanisms when IgE is absent. IgE may have some role in controlling parasites, but if removed, redundancy in the immune system can provide protection.

Was this article helpful?

0 0
How To Bolster Your Immune System

How To Bolster Your Immune System

All Natural Immune Boosters Proven To Fight Infection, Disease And More. Discover A Natural, Safe Effective Way To Boost Your Immune System Using Ingredients From Your Kitchen Cupboard. The only common sense, no holds barred guide to hit the market today no gimmicks, no pills, just old fashioned common sense remedies to cure colds, influenza, viral infections and more.

Get My Free Audio Book


Post a comment