Monoclonal Anitbodies

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Please help i'm struggling to understand monoclonal antobiodies :(

Posted: 15-05-11 12:36 by Kate

Basically antibodies are made to fight of diseases. And scientists take these antibodies and inject them into animals (usually mice), they sacrifice the animal and remove its spleen and isolate the immune cells. They do this because the antibodies are multiplied (cloned may times) within the animal. They use this (harsh) method  to clone the antibodies many times so they have many antibodies to use on human diseases.                                MONOCLONAL : many cloned.

Posted: 15-05-11 14:03 by Sophie