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Some antibodies form complexes that bind to multiple antigen molecules.

In immunology, the "immunoglobulin isotype" refers to the genetic variations or differences in the constant region of the heavy chain of the Ig (immunoglobulins)classes and sub-classes. In humans, there are nine isotypes:

Immunoglobulin class switching can be used to change the class of the heavy chain, but not of the light chain.

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