Monoclonal Antibodies

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  • Created on: 22-05-10 11:13

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


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