from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An antibody that attacks other antibodies, especially one produced in response to the injection of another antibody.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The antibody to any adaptation-product.


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  • However, mice injected with hybrids of human variable regions and mouse constant regions develop a strong anti-antibody response directed against the human variable region, suggesting that the retention of the entire rodent Fv region in such chimeric antibodies may still result in unwanted immunogenicity in patients. Notable Patent Applications - 07/22/2010


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