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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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The technology operates in two stages * Superhumanisation(TM), a superior approach for modifying antibodies generated in animals so that they retain their essential therapeutic properties but appear "human-like" and will not be rejected by the immune system of the patients who receive them.
5%, and 100% lost their antibodies to CHIKV by 2, 4, 6, and 9 months of age, respectively.
For one thing, most trial volunteers who received monoclonal antibodies experienced unpleasant side effects.
Development of IgE and IgG antibodies to food and inhalant allergens in children at risk of allergic disease.
Ruprecht explained that a few patients do produce antibodies that are effective in stopping HIV.
Replication of A/PR/8/34(H1N1) (PR8) virus for >3 weeks in severe combined immunodeficient (SCID) mice that were chronically treated with M2e-specific monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) resulted in the emergence of M2e-escape mutants (28).
Researchers studying rheumatoid arthritis are particularly wary of findings about antibodies directed at the body's own molecules, which scientists call autoantibodies.
The SMART M195 Antibody and the SMART Anti-Tac Antibody have shown half-lives of less than one week in initial studies in patients, presumably because the antibodies are taken up by the large number of human cells expressing their target antigens.
MLV(SARS) entry into QT6/ACE2 cells was not substantially inhibited by sera from healthy persons or from persons with human coronavirus OC43 and 229E antibodies.
If so, blocking NR2 might provide means for scientists to waylay antibodies that attack a person's own brain cells, she says.
Preclinical studies suggest that PRIMATIZED antibodies may offer broad potential for the long-term management of this and other chronic diseases that may not be treatable with other types of antibodies.
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