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Idiotype antibody

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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.