What Does Monoclonal Mean?


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Monoclonal refers to a set of antibodies. These antibodies are the similar or identical antibodies. The reason behind these being similar antibodies is that they are produced by a single type of immune cell and all of them are clones of a single parent cell. If you give any substance, it is probable to generate monoclonal antibodies that specially bind to that matter. These antibodies can then serve up to sense or purify that matter. These antibodies have become a very important tool in the fields such as medicine, molecular biology and biochemistry.

The procedure of producing these antibodies was invented in cooperation by Cesar Milstein, Neils Kai Jerne and Georges Kohler in the year 1975. These three together won the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology in the year 1984 for the discovery.

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