humanized antibody

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In general, any nonhuman antibody that has been engineered to have human immunoglobulin domains substituted for all regions except the antigen-binding site. In practice, usually a modified mouse monoclonal antibody directed against a therapeutically important target (e.g. infliximab directed against TNFα). The objective is to make the antibody minimally antigenic so that repeated treatment is possible.

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