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Neutralizing antibody

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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The Fiber Disease

... in addition to changing its surface coat of proteins to avoid antibody binding, the parasite seems capable of engulfing antibodies, and possibly in this way of neutralizing their effect" Trypanosoma brucei Genome Project The T. brucei project ...

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by tamtam
Sun Sep 17, 2006 9:50 am
 
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Topic: The Fiber Disease
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Not sitting back and waiting anymore

... VIB researchers have previously produced a nanobody (a very small antibody) that targets and binds to the parasite very specifically (Stijlemans ... thus brings the ApoL-1 variant to the place where it can carry out its neutralizing action. All the tests performed on mice have been very promising: ...

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by Sabrina
Thu Apr 13, 2006 6:27 pm
 
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Topic: The Fiber Disease
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