anti-idiotype antibody

anti-idiotype antibody
An antibody directed against the antigen-specific part of the sequence of an antibody or T cell receptor. In principle an anti-idiotype antibody should inhibit a specific immune response.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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