GCSE Biology B3 - Monoclonal antibodies

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  • Created on: 13-06-15 16:06

1. What is a monoclonal antibody?

  • An antibody which specifically binds to one type of antigen
  • A type of B lymphocyte
  • A chemical defence against pathogens
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2. When hybridoma cells divide, what do they produce?

  • Monoclonal antibodies
  • Antigens
  • Anti-toxins

3. 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

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

  • They don't lead to a suppressed immune response like chemo and radiotherapy
  • They are simple to make
  • They don't lead to hair loss
  • The antibodies only bind to the antigens on the cancer cells, so healthy cells are unaffected

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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