Art. No.: 029
Antibody necklace on plaited leather band
This necklace features the shape of an antibody, pendant on a plaited leather band. An antibody is a Y-shaped protein produced by the body and used by the immune system as part of its response to bacteria and viruses (known as pathogens). Specific antibodies recognise specific pathogens by binding to a region of the pathogen known as an antigen, and are therefore used by the immune system in targetting invaders in the body. The antibody in this necklace is attached to the leather band through the regions of the protein molecule where antigen binding occur, which are known as the fragment antigen-binding (Fab) regions.