A valuable resource for researchers and workers in the fields of both pharmaceuticals and biotechnology as well as undergraduates in biochemistry, applied biology, biomedical sciences and pharmacy, this book compares established techniques of antibody production with the new. Antibody structure and the implications of antibody engineering are fully discussed, and a case study approach illustrates how antibodies are finding increasing use in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. The volume ends with commercial expression, purification and large-scale manufacture of antibodies and their future potential, particularly as therapeutic agents.
Table of Contents
1. Preparation, Structure and Function of Monoclonal antibodies 2. Antibody Engineering: Design for Specific Applications 3. Monoclonal Antibodies in Research and Diagnostic Applications 4. Monoclonal Antibodies in Therapeutic Applications 5. Production of Monoclonal Antibodies 6. Prospects for Engineered Antibodies in Biotechnology.