Idiotype antibody

Idiotype antibody --> anti-idiotype antibody

(Science: immunology) An antibody directed against the antigen specific part of the sequence of an antibody or t-cell receptor and thus recognise the binding sites of other antibodies.

in principle an anti-idiotype antibody should inhibit a specific immune response and they are important to the regulation of the immune system.

Retrieved from ""
First | Previous (Idiosyncratic) | Next (Idiotype autoantibody) | Last
Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page.