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The Immunoglobulin Y is a type of immunoglobulin which is together with IgA and IgM contained in chicken yolk. It is often designated as IgG however it differs in structure and also in its function from human IgG. [1][2]

IgY has also been found in the Chinese soft-shelled turtle, Pelodiscus sinensis. [3]


  1. ^ Larsson A, Bålöw RM, Lindahl TL, Forsberg PO. Poult Sci. 1993 Oct;72(10):1807-12.Chicken antibodies: taking advantage of evolution--a review.
  2. ^ REVIEW - Chicken Antibodies- IgY -
  3. ^ Zhen Xu, Gai L Wang, P Nie. Mol Immunol. 2009 vol. 46 (10) pp. 2124-32. IgM, IgD and IgY and their expression pattern in the Chinese soft-shelled turtle Pelodiscus sinensis.


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