GCSE Biology B3 - Monoclonal antibodies

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1. Why are cancer cells used in the production of monoclonal antibodies?

  • They make antibodies
  • They replicate quickly
  • They can produce anti-toxins to neutralise toxins produced by pathogens
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2. A hybridoma cell is formed when a ________ and __________ fuse

  • modified plasmid and bacterial cell
  • B lymphocyte and myeloma cell
  • stem cell and donor cell

3. What is attached to a monoclonal antibody to help detect cancerous tumours and blood clots?

  • A radioactive tracer
  • Glucose
  • Enzymes

4. 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.

5. Which hormone does the monoclonal antibody bind to on a pregnancy test if a women is pregnant?

  • FSH
  • HGH or hCG
  • LH


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