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Monoclonal antibody

monoclonal antibody

(Science: immunology molecular biology) A substance, usually a protein, which can be synthsised in the laboratory in pure form by a single clone (population) of cells.

These antibodies can be made in large quantities and have a specific affinity for certain target molecules called antigens which can be found on the surface of cells and those that are malignant.

monoclonal antibodies are currently being investigated as a possible form of cancer treatment although their benefit has not be fully proven.


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Stem Cells

... be used to track down these cells, either with flow cytometry or other monoclonal antibody/fluorescence-based assays. The problem is that the stem cells are usually very rare ...

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by biohazard
Tue May 14, 2013 6:56 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Stem Cells
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Views: 2574

ELISA

ELISA protocols changes according to the spesific antigen or the antibody investigated. It also changes according the antigen or antibody whether you use monoclonal or policlonal. What are you investigating specifically? And for what purpose do ...

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by gislab03
Sat May 04, 2013 2:11 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: ELISA
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Views: 1326

Re: Re:

... most certainly be developed. If I had to guess, I would perhaps go for monoclonal antibody-based treatments to be the next big thing. The specific nature of antibodies would ...

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by Ahsmeah
Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:10 pm
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Cancer = Mutation: Stopping Mutation Would Cure Cancer?
Replies: 6
Views: 10981

Re: Re:

... most certainly be developed. If I had to guess, I would perhaps go for monoclonal antibody-based treatments to be the next big thing. The specific nature of antibodies would ...

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by biohazard
Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:23 pm
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Cancer = Mutation: Stopping Mutation Would Cure Cancer?
Replies: 6
Views: 10981

Animal-Derived Laboratory Reagents

... main types with differing degrees of cost to animal life • In vitro Monoclonal antibodies: Once the hybridoma is created they can be grown indefinitely ... Does an animal have to die every time I place a new order for an antibody? • Polyclonal antibodies: Again, does an animal have to die every ...

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by southtowns18
Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:13 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Animal-Derived Laboratory Reagents
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