idiotypes


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idiotypes

The molecular structure of the variable region of an IMMUNOGLOBULIN molecule that confers its antigenic specificity.
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I am pleased that we finally managed to generate an animal that makes antibodies with human idiotypes as well as wildtype animals.
The idiotype recognizes portions of disease organisms or cancer cells that can be thought of as sticking out from those objects like hands.
Roland Buelow, Founder and CEO of OMT, said: "OmniRat makes antibodies with fully human idiotypes as well as normal rats make normal rat antibodies.