anti-idiotype
noun Date: 1975 an antibody that binds to the antigen-combining site of another antibody either suppressing or enhancing the immune responseanti-idiotypic adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • anti-idiotype — anti idiotypic /an tee id ee euh tip ik, an tuy /, adj. /an tee id ee euh tuyp , an tuy /, n. Immunol. a molecular arrangement on an antibody that is the counterpart of that on a different antibody, thus making one an antigen to the other. * * * …   Universalium

  • anti-idiotype — an·ti idiotype …   English syllables

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  • Anti-idiotype vaccine — An anti idiotype vaccine is a vaccine made of antibodies that see other antibodies as the antigen and bind to it. Anti idiotype vaccines can stimulate the body to produce antibodies against tumor cells. External links *… …   Wikipedia

  • anti-idiotype antibody — An antibody directed against the antigen specific part of the sequence of an antibody or T cell receptor. In principle an anti idiotype antibody should inhibit a specific immune response …   Dictionary of molecular biology

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  • anti-idiotype antibody — An antibody, produced by an organism, which specifically binds to the binding site of an antibody developed by that organism against a foreign antigen. Involved with the regulation of the immune response. Some allergic responses are in part due… …   Glossary of Biotechnology

  • idiotype–anti-idiotype network — a regulatory mechanism mounted in response to the unique or idiotypic determinants of lymphocytes or antibodies upon antigenic stimulation. Activation of a B cell results in a clone of plasma cells producing immunoglobulin of a single idiotype,… …   Medical dictionary

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