It involves the antigen-antibody interactions to neutralize, eliminate or destroy foreign proteins.
The body learns to make enough of any specific antibody to provide long-lasting immunity and protection against specific organisms or toxins.
- The Seven Steps are:
- Antigen Recognition
- Lymphocyte Sensitization
- Antibody Production and Release
- Antigen-antibody binding
- Antibody-Binding reactions
- Sustained immunity or memory