Production of Monoclonal antibodies. Antibodies React with specific molecule Antigens B lymphocytes recognize and respond to Ag Each B cell produces a a Ab directed to single epitope( antigenic determinant) Body- different B cells –mixture of Abs to the Ag
To produce a clone of cells that can produce Abs that recognizes a single, specific epitope of an antigen
Monoclonal antibodies can be used to treat viral diseases, traditionally considered "untreatable". In fact, there is some evidence to suggest that antibodies may lead to a cure for AIDS (P/S/L, 1997).