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Proteins produced by the B-lymphocytes that bind to specific antigens. Antibodies may be divided into 2 main types based on key differences in their method of manufacture: Monoclonal antibodies (MAb) – homogenous antibody population obtained from a single clone of lymphocytes or by recombinant technology and which bind to a single epitope.

Polyclonal antibodies – derived from a range of lymphocyte clones, produced in human and animals in response to the epitopes on most ‘non-self’ molecules.


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