1. A hybridoma cell is formed when a ________ and __________ fuse
- B lymphocyte and myeloma cell
- stem cell and donor cell
- modified plasmid and bacterial cell
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2. When hybridoma cells divide, what do they produce?
- Monoclonal antibodies
3. Why are cancer cells used in the production of monoclonal antibodies?
- They replicate quickly
- They can produce anti-toxins to neutralise toxins produced by pathogens
- They make antibodies
4. Can you treat cancerous tumours with monoclonal antibodies?
5. How are monoclonal antibodies used in pregnancy tests?
- The hormone HGH or hCG in urine binds to mobile antibodies. The bound antibody then attaches to an immobilised antibody, producing a colour change.
- Monoclonal antibodies in the urine bind to hCG on the pregnancy stick, producing a line.
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