Confused and have questions? We’ve got answers. With Chegg Study, you can get step-by-step solutions to your questions from an expert in the field. If you rather get 1:1 study help, try 30 minutes of free online tutoring with Chegg Tutors.

Univalent antibody

From Biology-Online Dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

univalent antibody

An incomplete form of antibody that may coat antigen, but which according to the lattice theory does not have a second receptor for attachment to another molecule of antigen; in the case of Rh_ erythrocytes, such an anti-rh antibody may coat the cells but not cause them to agglutinate in saline; however, agglutination does occur when such coated cells are suspended in serum or other protein media, such as albumin, therefore called serum agglutinin.

Synonym: incomplete antibody, inhibiting antibody.