name: B cell receptor complex
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def: "An immunoglobulin complex that is present in the plasma membrane of B cells and that in its canonical form is composed of two identical immunoglobulin heavy chains and two identical immunoglobulin light chains and a signaling subunit, a heterodimer of the Ig-alpha and Ig-beta proteins." [GOC:add, ISBN:0781735149]
comment: Note that an immunoglobulin complex has the function of antigen binding if a suitable antigen is available.
synonym: "antibody" RELATED [GOC:mah]
synonym: "B cell receptor accessory molecule complex" RELATED 
synonym: "B lymphocyte receptor complex" EXACT 
synonym: "B-cell receptor complex" EXACT 
synonym: "B-lymphocyte receptor complex" EXACT 
synonym: "BCR complex" EXACT 
synonym: "immunoglobulin complex, membrane bound" EXACT 
is_a: GO:0019814 ! immunoglobulin complex
is_a: GO:0098802 ! plasma membrane signaling receptor complex
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