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(immunology) the attraction between an antigen and an antibody

(biology) state of relationship between organisms or groups of organisms resulting in resemblance in structure or structural parts

a close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or character

the force attracting atoms to each other and binding them together in a molecule

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inherent resemblance between persons or things

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a natural attraction or feeling of kinship

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Their topics include the humanization of antibodies, affinity maturation approaches for antibody lead optimization, antibody expression from bacteria to transgenic animals, the design and application of immunoconjugates for cancer therapy, and dual-targeting bispecific antibodies as new therapeutic modalities for cancer.
GenScript offers extensive antibody drug services that include antigen production, hybridoma development and stabilization, antibody sequencing, chimeric antibody, antibody humanization, affinity maturation, epitope mapping, antibody and protein characterization, in vitro assay and screening, in vivo efficacy and safety study, antibody transient expression, stable cell line, and scale up production.
The clonal selection algorithm (CSA) is a special kind of immune algorithms using the clonal expansion and the affinity maturation as the main forces of the evolutionary process.
The ProteOn is also used downstream to monitor the preservation of Fab affinity after the affinity maturation process.
1A) has proven to be a highly effective platform for various directed evolution applications, including affinity maturation (10-12) and changes in specificity (13, 14).
Affinity maturation refers to the process whereby better antibodies persist that have a higher affinity for the vaccine antigen as time goes by after vaccination because as antigen becomes more scarce, the higher affinity antibodies outcompete the lower affinity antibodies--and that is good.
The Xenerex system is able to take advantage of the unique in vivo cellular interactions, which occur in the human immune system that result in natural affinity maturation.