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tr.v. human·ized, human·izing, human·izes
a. To modify (a nonhuman compound, cell, organ, or organism) such that some of its components are replaced with human forms of those components, usually by means of genetic engineering.
b. To replace most of the variable region of (a monoclonal antibody from a nonhuman source) with a human sequence of amino acids so that the resulting antibody is more compatible with the human immune system.

hu′man·i·za′tion (-mə-nĭ-zā′shən) n.
hu′man·iz′er n.


Chemically altered to resemble natural human amino acid sequences. It applies to proteins or polypeptides derived from animals, e.g., mice, that are altered to reduce their antigenic potential.
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