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In immunology, the "immunoglobulin isotype" refers to the type of chain. In humans, there are nine isotypes:
- heavy chain
- light chain
Immunoglobulin class switching can be used to change the class of the heavy chain, but not of the light chain.
- Immunoglobulin+Isotypes at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
- Overview at University of South Carolina School of Medicine
- Overview at Southern Illinois University Carbondale