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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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Measurement of monoclonal antibody affinity by non-competitive enzyme immunoassay.
According to antibody affinity and concentration calculation, replace the particles timely in order to maintain the population diversity and prevent premature convergence and particles into local extreme.
This is equivalent to the normal genetic mutation operator, except that the mutation ratio and values are chosen proportional to the antibody affinity, i.
Many examples have been published of in vitro directed evolution to improve antibody affinity or specificity (10 -12, 14, 26-30).
12,13) Traditional methods for measuring antibody affinity or avidity are cumbersome; however, inclusion of a chaotropic agent to dissociate low-avidity antibodies in an EIA can provide avidity information in a simple assay.