Neutralizing antibody

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Definition

noun

An antibody that is capable of keeping an infectious agent, usually a virus, from infecting a cell by neutralizing or inhibiting its biological effect, for example by blocking the receptors on the cell or the virus.


Supplement

This antibody may be produced by monocloning or vaccination.


See also: antibody-dependent enhancement, neutralization.

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