Definition of monoclonal antibody in English:

monoclonal antibody


  • An antibody produced by a single clone of cells or cell line and consisting of identical antibody molecules.

    • ‘These soluble molecules in the blood are usually glycoproteins detected by monoclonal antibodies.’
    • ‘Human leukocytes are identified by monoclonal antibodies that recognize leukocyte membrane molecules.’
    • ‘Traditionally, most methods have used monoclonal antibodies and immunohistochemistry to identify tumour marker proteins.’
    • ‘They have recognized another cell surface receptor by using a monoclonal antibody that they have termed IVd4.’
    • ‘By recognizing and attaching to these proteins, monoclonal antibodies can interfere with normal or abnormal cellular responses.’