:: Volume 9, Issue 2 (Autumn 2006) ::
EBNESINA 2006, 9(2): 16-19 Back to browse issues page
Monoclonal antibodies
AA Irandoost
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Antibodies are proteins with a specific structure which enables them to bind to specific antigens. Collectively know as “Immunoglobulins” (Ig). Antibodies are produced by mature B cells (plasma cell) usually in response to infection or immunization. They are used to either neutralize pathogens or to bind them preventing them from migration so that they can undergo phagocytosis, removing the threat of contracting disease. Monoclonal antibody therapy is a form of passive immunotherapy as the antibodies are made in large quantities outside the body.
Keywords: Chemotherapy, Recombination, Hybridoma, monoclonal antibody
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2012/03/8 | Accepted: 2014/06/3 | Published: 2014/06/3

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