The use of monoclonal antibodies to treat diseases is called immunotherapy therapy because each type of monoclonal antibody will target a specific targeted antigen in the body. To know more about monoclonal antibodies, you can also check out the Boster Bio featured products.
Uses for monoclonal antibodies include:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Multiple sclerosis
- Cardiovascular disease
- Systemic lupus erythematous
- Crohn's disease
- Ulcerative colitis
- Transplant rejection, and several more conditions
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In this condition, the monoclonal antibody targets the chemical or receptor involved in the development of the condition being treated and interferes with its action.
For example, monoclonal antibodies used to treat cancer can block receptors that cancer cells use to prevent the immune system from destroying cancer cells. Blocking these receptors allows the immune system to recognize cancer cells and destroy them.
Monoclonal antibodies against the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic could soon appear on the market with an FDA emergency in late 2020, according to Science magazine, but manufacturers are still negotiating with the agency on the matter.
Monoclonal antibodies, or mAb, are a type of biologic therapy used to treat certain cancers and arthritis, multiple sclerosis, heart disease, lupus, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis), psoriasis, and transplant rejection. Review drug interactions, dosages, supplements, and safety information during pregnancy and breastfeeding before taking any medication.