Antibody (Immunoglobulin) Soft Toy - Giant Microbes
Play, laugh and learn with Giant Microbes
This plush antibody comes with a detachable antigen! It is a cute, cuddly buddy and a revision aid all in one! Scientifically accurate, it comes with a swing tag with educational information about the body's immune system.
An antibody, or immunoglobulin, is a Y shaped protein that is used to identify and protect your body from harmful substances. There are amino acid chains on the ends of the Y that attach like puzzle pieces to a specific harmful substance, called an antigen. Humans can produce different antibodies by varying the amino acid chains.
Once the antibody attaches to the threat, it is able to protect the body in a couple different ways. The first is to coat the antigen in order to prevent it from hurting the healthy body cells. Another way is to tell the rest of the immune system to attack the threat. The antibody is the perfect gift for anyone with an interest in biology.
Size: 25cm x 16cm x 4.5cm approx.
Giantmicrobes are based on actual microbes, cells, organisms and other critters, only 1,000,000 times actual size!
Plush from all new materials. Stuffed with polyester fibre fill. Surface washable: sponge with water & soap, air dry.