Antibodies as effectors

Vet Immunol Immunopathol. 2002 Sep 10;87(3-4):169-75. doi: 10.1016/s0165-2427(02)00048-x.


Antibodies are critical in protection against extracellular microbial pathogens. Although antibodies also play a role in transplant/tumor rejection and in autoimmune disease, this paper focuses on defense against bovine infections. Effector mechanisms of different bovine isotypes, subisotypes and allotypes are discussed. The importance of antigen specificity is also stressed.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Antibodies / immunology*
  • Cattle
  • Cattle Diseases / immunology*
  • Haemophilus Infections / immunology
  • Haemophilus Infections / veterinary
  • Immunoglobulin G / classification
  • Immunoglobulin G / immunology
  • Immunoglobulin Isotypes / immunology
  • Trichomonas Infections / immunology


  • Antibodies
  • Immunoglobulin G
  • Immunoglobulin Isotypes