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polyclonal

 [pol″e-klōn´al]
derived from different cells; pertaining to several clones.

pol·y·clo·nal

(pol'ē-klō'năl),
In immunochemistry, pertaining to proteins (that is, antibodies) from more than a single clone of cells, in contradistinction to monoclonal.

polyclonal

/poly·clo·nal/ (-klōn´'l)
1. derived from different cells.
2. pertaining to several clones.

polyclonal

(pŏl′ē-klō′nəl)
adj.
Descended from more than one group of cells, especially of genetically different origins.

pol′y·clo′nal·ly adv.

polyclonal

[pol′ēklō′nəl]
Etymology: Gk, polys + klon, cutting
pertaining to or designating a group of cells or organisms derived from several cells. Compare monoclonal.

polyclonal

adjective Referring to or derived from two or more clones.

pol·y·clo·nal

(pol'ē-klō'năl)
immunochemistry Pertaining to proteins from more than a single clone of cells, in contradistinction to monoclonal.

polyclonal

derived from different cells; pertaining to several clones.

polyclonal antiserum
see polyclonal antibody.
polyclonal gammopathy
see polyclonal gammopathy.
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The patient-the first to be treated with human polyclonal IgG harvested from Tc bovine-received infusions to combat the infection.
repeat copy number) at a single locus as clonal infections and patterns with >1 band at multiple loci as polyclonal infections (9).
A third polyclonal antibody has difficulty showing uptake in either type of cell.
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In addition to the assessment of monoclonal FLCs in plasma cell diseases, FLC assays also can be used to quantify polyclonal FLCs in blood.
Initially it was thought that this emulsified form might interfere with the immune response of the rabbit and antibodies would not be produced against the hormone as it is reported in some cases of polyclonal antibody production (Cartledge et al.
However, it is possible that monoclonal bands in HIV-positive patients may be obscured by the background polyclonal gammopathy.
The support from the NIH will allow us to expand and accelerate our development program focused on using human recombinant polyclonal antibodies to fight infectious disease.
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He and other researchers are planning a separate trial to test a polyclonal antibody that is commonly used for immune suppression in organ transplantation.
Through this acquisition, Kirin has acquired Hematech's core technology and research infrastructure for production of bovine-derived human polyclonal antibodies.