The Biology Project: Immunology

Antibody Structure Problem Set

This problem set is designed to expand upon basic knowledge of the immune system. It highlights antibody structure, which determines antibody function. The questions below are based on a specific antigen/antibody interaction described in the introduction.


Instructions: The following problems have multiple choice answers. Correct answers are reinforced with a brief explanation. Incorrect answers are linked to tutorials to help solve the problem.

  1. Antibody structure
  2. Antibody hypervariable regions
  3. Locations of antibody/antigen contacts
  4. Antigen epitopes
  5. Antibody/antigen binding
  6. Antibody specificity
  7. Weak forces/strong binding
  8. Water and antigen binding


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June 21, 2000
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