followers 0 popularity
following 1

following  view all

antibody is not in any groups

Monoclonal Antibodies

Mar 9th 2015 at 11:07 PM

Human beings (and all jawed vertebrates) possess the ability to make antibodies ready to

acknowledge (by binding to) practically any antigenic determinant (epitope)

to discriminate amongst even very similar epitopes.

Not just does this offer the premise for defense in opposition to sickness organisms, but it surely tends to make antibodies interesting candidates to target other types of molecules found during the body, such as:

receptors or other proteins current around the surface of usual cells

molecules current uniquely within the surface of cancer cells.

Therefore the exceptional specificity of antibodies would make them promising agents for human remedy. Picture, for instance, being capable to

make an antibody that should bind only towards the most cancers cells in a client

coupling a cytotoxic agent (e.g. a powerful radioactive isotope) to that antibody, after which

offering the sophisticated into the individual so it could find out and demolish the cancer cells (and no normal cells).



Related Tags : SPT5 , SPT-5 , GPA1


Please to comment

sign in

Remember Me

New to IM faceplate? join free!

Lost Password? click here