GCSE Biology B3 - Monoclonal antibodies

  • Created by: BethanyM
  • Created on: 13-06-15 16:06

1. 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
1 of 11

Other questions in this quiz

2. What is a monoclonal antibody?

  • A chemical defence against pathogens
  • An antibody which specifically binds to one type of antigen
  • A type of B lymphocyte

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

  • Enzymes
  • A radioactive tracer
  • Glucose

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. A hybridoma cell is formed when a ________ and __________ fuse

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


No comments have yet been made

Similar Biology resources:

See all Biology resources »See all Medicine and drugs resources »