Microbiology: Principles and Explorations 9th Edition

Published by Wiley
ISBN 10: 1-11874-316-4
ISBN 13: 978-1-11874-316-4

Chapter 18 - Immune Disorders - Self Quiz - Page 582: 2



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Sensitization to allergen causes B cell activation resulting in production of anti-allergen IgE antibodies that attach to mast cells and basophils. Subsequent exposure to that allergen causes cross-linking of IgE antibodies, resulting in deregulation of chemicals that induce allergic responses.
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