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Specialized cells of the immune system which can recognize organisms that invade the body (such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi). The antibodies are then able to set off a complex chain of events designed to kill these foreign invaders.


immunoglobulins to blood or body fluids

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Q. what is anh cardiolipin antibody

A. Cardiolipin is a protein that is very common in the body. Mostly on heart and skeletal muscles. During several illnesses, mostly autoimmune, our body creates an antibody against it that do great damage and needs to cbe controlled.

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Antibodies are natural proteins designed to attack, block and remove unwanted materials from the body.
The seroprevalence of antibodies to CHIKV increased with age (Figure 1), and [approximatley equal to] 47% of mothers [greater than or equal to] 35 years of age were seropositive to CHIKV.
About a quarter of patients treated develop extreme allergic reactions to antibodies and other substances present in the host animal's serum.
Hematech, LLC, based in Sioux Falls, SD, United States, was founded in 1998 and is a venture business relating to the development and production of antibodies, and owner of technology for the production of transgenic cows.
3) It is possible that selected antibodies might help in the treatment of persons already infected.
CAT is a leader in the discovery and development of human therapeutic antibodies and has an advanced proprietary platform technology for rapidly isolating human monoclonal antibodies using phage display and ribosome display systems.
M2 tetramers are expressed at high density in the plasma membrane of infected cells and are well accessible to M2e-specific antibodies in this location, but only a few copies become incorporated into the envelope of mature infectious virus particles (19,20).
These are very early days," he cautions, but if larger studies confirm the recent findings, anti-CD3 antibodies could become important drugs for people who have just developed type 1 diabetes.
Blood samples from the Hong Kong cohort of patients were tested for neutralizing antibodies to the SARS-CoV S protein by using the pseudotype neutralization assay.
UNWELCOME COMPLEMENT Antibodies had appeared in explanations of rheumatoid arthritis that were popular in the 1960s and 1970s.
Monoclonal Antibody Therapies 2007 provides an analytically-based overview of the growing market for therapeutic monoclonal antibodies, which represent the largest segment of protein-based therapeutics.

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