General Physiology

Memorizing Immunoglobulins ” Types of antibodies “


Antibodies ” immunoglobulins  :cool: ” are protein molecules produced by our immune system to detect and attack the foreign weird antigens :alien: ,

” Antigen – antibody ” reactions are very famous in biological , medical & analytical fields,

So it’s important to fully understand the basics of immunology :smile:


this post is concerned with memorizing the different types of immunoglobulins ” Ig “s :wink:

Further details about their nature and functions could be discussed later in upcoming posts ..

the Original name of this little hero is Captain Tsubasa (キャプテン翼) >> Japanese Manga cartoons rock :cool:

but in Egypt we have a translated version of this cartoon where the Hero’s name is Maged :happy:

this word ” Maged ” sums up all immunoglobulin types in a nice way :


>>> IgM , IgA , IgG , IgE , IgD <<<


Immunoglobulins are made of Heavy and light chains ,.. the heavy ones determine each type :

IgM – Mu (µ) heavy chains
IgA – Alpha (α) heavy chains
IgG – Gamma (γ) heavy chains
IgE – Epsilon (ε) heavy chains

IgD – Delta (δ) heavy chains


another cool thing that ” MAGED ” offers , is an easy memorization of the shapes of Immunoglobulins :smile:

M = 5 units

A  = 1 , 2 or 3 units … Most often 2 >>> and it’s letter No. 2 in the word also :wink:

G E D = 1 unit each

Mmmm ..

if we mix the letters again … make the word Damge >>> Damage :silly:

that’s the Antibodies job after all :cool: ! … causing damage to foreign bodies & prevent them from damaging our own bodies :smile:




Try mixing the letters in different ways and make a meaningful word ” any language ” … we’d love it if  you share it here with us :happy:


References :

– ” General microbiology ” , handout by Dr.Rasha fathy .. a great professor in My college ^_^

– ” The big picture : Medical microbiology ” , textbook by Neal R. Chamberlain

– ” Atlas of Medical microbiology “

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I like it sooo mush :heart:
especially our hero, captain Maged :wub:
God bless u :angel:


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ali emam

Finally ,
A new post :smile:
Waiting for more …..

samar gamal

ra23 bgad ya bonbona :) rabna ywf2k daimn w ygazeky kol 5eer y rab :)

pharma hekya

they form also the word “GAMED”


Pharma hekaya thanks for the addition

Pius Onyima

I appreciate. Feed me more.

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