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What is the definition or description of: monoclonal antibody?

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Dr. Brant Ward
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Antibody to 1 target

Antibodies are proteins made by the immune system to block or neutralize foreign substances in the body.
Monoclonal antibodies are artifical antibodies created in the lab to block or neutralize a specific target. They are produced from a single cell (i.e., single clone) and thus only bind to one specific target molecule.

In brief: Antibody to 1 target

Antibodies are proteins made by the immune system to block or neutralize foreign substances in the body.
Monoclonal antibodies are artifical antibodies created in the lab to block or neutralize a specific target. They are produced from a single cell (i.e., single clone) and thus only bind to one specific target molecule.
Dr. Brant Ward
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Dr. Scott Dyer
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Cloned B cell

B-cell produce antibodies.
Sometimes a b-cell can be cloned, and it produces many copies of the same antibody, hence a monoclonal antibody. Monoclonal antibodies can be seen in multiple myeloma, and myoclonal gammopathy of unknown significance (mgus).

In brief: Cloned B cell

B-cell produce antibodies.
Sometimes a b-cell can be cloned, and it produces many copies of the same antibody, hence a monoclonal antibody. Monoclonal antibodies can be seen in multiple myeloma, and myoclonal gammopathy of unknown significance (mgus).
Dr. Scott Dyer
Dr. Scott Dyer
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