GCSE Biology B3 - Monoclonal antibodies

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  • Created on: 13-06-15 16:06

1. Which of these is NOT an advantage of using monoclonal antibodies in cancer treatment?

  • They are simple to make
  • They don't lead to hair loss
  • They don't lead to a suppressed immune response like chemo and radiotherapy
  • The antibodies only bind to the antigens on the cancer cells, so healthy cells are unaffected
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2. Can you treat cancerous tumours with monoclonal antibodies?

  • Yes
  • No

3. What is the name of the white blood cells produced to fight pathogens?

  • Antibodies
  • B lymphocytes
  • Antigens

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

  • Enzymes
  • A radioactive tracer
  • Glucose


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