Definition of Monoclonal antibody

1. Noun. Any of a class of antibodies produced in the laboratory by a single clone of cells or a cell line and consisting of identical antibody molecules.

Exact synonyms: Monoclonal
Generic synonyms: Antibody
Specialized synonyms: Infliximab, Remicade



Definition of Monoclonal antibody

1. Noun. (medicine) A protein genetically engineered from a single clone of a B cell, especially one produced by fusion with a tumor cell and intended for use as a drug. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Monoclonal antibody

1. A substance, usually a protein, which can be synthsised in the laboratory in pure form by a single clone (population) of cells. These antibodies can be made in large quantities and have a specific affinity for certain target molecules called antigens which can be found on the surface of cells and those that are malignant. Monoclonal antibodies are currently being investigated as a possible form of cancer treatment although their benefit has not be fully proven. (16 Dec 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Monoclonal Antibody

monociliate
monociliated
monocistronic
monocistronic RNA
monocle
monocled
monocles
monoclinal
monocline
monoclines
monoclinic
monoclinus
monoclonal
monoclonal antibodies
monoclonal antibody (current term)
monoclonal immunoglobulin
monoclonal peak
monoclonal protein
monoclonals
monocomponent
monocondyla
monocoordinated
monocoque
monocoques
monocot family
monocot genus
monocots
monocotyl

Literary usage of Monoclonal antibody

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Understanding the Immune System by Lydia Woods Schindler (1991)
"The monoclonal antibody known as OKT3 is saving organ transplants threatened with rejection, and preventing bone marrow transplants from setting off ..."

2. Biotechnology: Building on Farmers' Knowledge by Joske F. G. Bunders, Bertus Haverkort, Wim Hiemstra (1996)
"monoclonal antibody technology In the monoclonal antibody technology, an antibody-producing cell (1) is fused with a cancer cell. ..."

3. Genomic Signal Processing and Statistics by Edward R Dougherty (2005)
"New agents and approaches (1) monoclonal antibody. ... monoclonal antibody technology uses a different approach to produce antibodies. ..."

4. Gene Expression in Field Crops: Bibliography January 1991-November 1992 edited by Janet Saunders, Robert D. Warmbrodt (1995)
"This monoclonal antibody may prove to be useful for a variety of investigations, including an analysis of the specific patterns of cellular differentiation ..."

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