Definition of Fc
1. Initialism. Foster Care ¹
2. Initialism. (legal) Family Court ¹
3. Initialism. (banking) finance charge ¹
4. Initialism. Football Club ¹
5. Initialism. Facilitated Communication ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Medical Definition of Fc
That portion of an immunoglobulin molecule (Fragment crystallizable) that binds to a cell when the antigen binding sites (Fab) of the antibody are occupied or the antibody is aggregated, the Fc portion is also important in complement activation.
The Fc fragment can be separated from the Fab portions by pepsin. Fc moieties from different antibody classes and subclasses have different properties.
This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology
(11 Mar 2008)
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