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Hello..What is the monoclonal antibody?How it works?

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Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine

In brief: Monoclonal antibody

A monoclonal antibody means that it is a specific antibody made by a cell, and that all the antibodies are the same.
Usually this is done to try to target a specific receptor on a cell or virus. For instance if a scientist finds a susceptible part of a virus and wants to target it, they will try to create an monoclonal antibody to bind to it. This process is done for a multitude of reasons.

In brief: Monoclonal antibody

A monoclonal antibody means that it is a specific antibody made by a cell, and that all the antibodies are the same.
Usually this is done to try to target a specific receptor on a cell or virus. For instance if a scientist finds a susceptible part of a virus and wants to target it, they will try to create an monoclonal antibody to bind to it. This process is done for a multitude of reasons.
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: There are many

Before hybridoma technology, if we wanted an antibody against something, we had to inject an animal and get a diverse mixture.
Today, a single antibody with a specific sequence can be produced in unlimited quantities. It was one of the key breakthroughs in 20th century medicine & a many diagnostic & therapeutic agents resulted.

In brief: There are many

Before hybridoma technology, if we wanted an antibody against something, we had to inject an animal and get a diverse mixture.
Today, a single antibody with a specific sequence can be produced in unlimited quantities. It was one of the key breakthroughs in 20th century medicine & a many diagnostic & therapeutic agents resulted.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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