A 55-year-old member asked:
Whats a monoclonal antibody?
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Dr. Joseph Woods answered
27 years experience in Pathology
Antibody to one site: Monoclonal antibodies (mab or moab) are monospecific antibodies that are the same because they are made by identical immune cells that are all clones of a special parent cell. Monoclonal antibodies have monovalent affinity. That is, they bind to the same epitope/site. These can be used in treating cancer, autoimmune diseases, like rheumatoid arthritis, and in diagnostic tests, like western blot.
Answered on Dec 28, 2012
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