A type of antibody responsible for most allergic reactions.
a type of antibody associated with mast cells. IgE is responsible for immediate hypersensitivity (allergic) reactions and immune defense against parasites.
An antibody that interacts with mast cells and eosinophils and is responsible for typical allergy or immediate hypersensitivity reactions such as hay fever, hives, and anaphylaxis.
an antibody produced by an allergen which has specific structural and biological properties.
A class of antibody normally present in very low levels in humans but found in larger quantities in people with allergies and certain infections. It is the primary antibody responsible for the classic allergic reaction.
A class of antibodies involved in antiparasite immunity and in allergies.
The antibody responsible for the majority of allergic reactions. Triggered by allergens, IgE on the surface of mast cells fires up the explosive release of histamine (see Allergies, Asthma).
a type of antibody, formed to protect the body from infection, which attaches to mast cells in the respiratory and intestinal tracts and may cause allergic rhinitis, asthma, or eczema.
In biology, Immunoglobulin E (IgE) is an antibody subclass (known as "isotypes"), found only in mammals. Although IgE is typically the least abundant isotype - blood serum IgE levels in a normal ("non-atopic") individual are ~150 ng/ml, compared to 10 mg/ml for the IgGs (the isotypes responsible for most of the classical adaptive immune response) - it is capable of triggering the most powerful immune reactions. Most of our knowledge of IgE has come from research into the mechanism of a form of allergy known as type 1 hypersensitivityAnnual Review of Immunology 2003 Apr 21;579-628..