Monoclonal Antibodies and their uses in Science
- Plasma Cells are all identical copies of a B-cells
- these antibodies will have a specific complementary shape to bind to a particular antigen
- This is useful to science, because it means you can get monoclonal antibodies to bind to a specific thing - targeting the cells that you are interested in --
Examples of this in Science:
- Targeting Cancer Cells - these are tumours and they have antigens on their surface called 'Tumour Markers'
- Monoclonal antibodies can be produced which bind to tumour markers and you can attach anti-cancer drugs to these antibodies
- So when they bind together…