antibody structure
Describes the molecular architecture of an antibody, which consists of two identical "light" chains and two identical "heavy" chains and has two antigen-binding sites. Each chain consists of a constant region which is the same between antibodies of the same class and sub-class, and a variable region that is antibody-specific.

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