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Antibodies, Blocking

Antibodies that inhibit the reaction between ANTIGEN and other antibodies or sensitized T-LYMPHOCYTES (e.g., antibodies of the IMMUNOGLOBULIN G class that compete with IGE antibodies for antigen, thereby blocking an allergic response). Blocking antibodies that bind tumors and prevent destruction of tumor cells by CYTOTOXIC T-LYMPHOCYTES have also been called enhancing antibodies. (Rosen et al., Dictionary of Immunology, 1989)

Year introduced: 1996

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Tree Number(s): D12.776.124.486.485.114.143, D12.776.124.790.651.114.143, D12.776.377.715.548.114.143

MeSH Unique ID: D019138

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  • Blocking Antibodies
  • Enhancing Antibodies
  • Antibodies, Enhancing

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