immunotoxin
(im\'u-no-tok\'sin)
A monoclonal antibody that has been attached to a specific toxin or toxic agent (antibody 1 toxin 5 immunotoxin) and can kill specific target cells.

Microbiology. . 2009.

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  • immunotoxin — n. one of a class of compounds undergoing clinical trials for the treatment of certain cancers. Therapeutic immunotoxins combine monoclonal antibodies, which can specifically target cancerous cells, with a highly toxic compound (such as ricin)… …   The new mediacal dictionary

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  • immunotoxin — Protein drugs consisting of an antibody joined to a toxin molecule. Made by either chemically linking the molecules, or by fusing the genes for the toxin and the antibody, and expressing a fusion protein. The antibody portion of the molecule… …   Glossary of Biotechnology

  • immunotoxin — An antibody linked to a toxic substance. Some immunotoxins can bind to cancer cells and kill them …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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  • Anti-CD19 immunotoxin — is a monoclonal antibody linked to a toxic substance. It is being studied in the treatment of some types of B cell cancer. Anti CD19 immunotoxin is made in the laboratory. It binds to CD19, a protein on the surface of normal B cells and B cell… …   Wikipedia

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