anti-antibody

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anti-antibody

(ăn′tē-ăn′tĭ-bŏd′ē, ăn′tī-)
n. pl. anti-antibod·ies
An antibody that attacks other antibodies, especially one produced in response to the injection of another antibody.
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Like a series of bigger and bigger gloves fitting over an original hand, the anti-antibodies and anti-anti-antibodies --both known as anti-idiotypic antibodies--apparently will either block or potentiate a patient's original HLA antibodies.
With further testing, however, the researchers found that nine of 10 patients whose grafts were successful showed evidence of anti-antibodies capable of blocking their original HLA antibodies.