Posts Tagged ‘antibodies’

11 Reasons Why You Should Use Recombinant Antibodies (rAbs)

Monoclonal antibodies: You’ve probably heard a lot about them. Unsurprisingly, you may have also used them in your research. These antibodies (mAbs) are classically produced by the hybridoma technology pioneered by Köhler and Milstein in 19751: A mouse is immunized with the substance against which you need to produce an antibody. The mouse spleen cells (consisting…

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Antibodies 101: Every Body Needs an Anti-Body!

Antibodies are one of the most important tools in molecular biology. Basic researchers use antibodies to  identify, locate, isolate and quantify specific proteins.  Clinical researchers use antibodies to target a specific drug (such as a chemotherapeutic agent) to a particular cell.  Because of the cell specificity provided by the antibody, a higher amount of antibody…

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