cold agglutinins

cold agglutinins
Antibodies that agglutinate particles with greater activity below 32°C. They are IgM antibodies specifically reactive with blood groups I and i in humans, and agglutinate red blood cells on cooling, causing Raynaud\'s phenomenon in vivo.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • warm antibodies — Most IgG antibodies react better at 37°C than at lower temperatures, especially against red cell antigens. These are the warm antibodies as contrasted with cold agglutinins, especially IgM, that agglutinate below 28°C …   Dictionary of molecular biology

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