immunotoxin

[im-yuh-noh-tok-sin, ih-myoo-]
noun Immunology.
a monoclonal antibody linked to a toxin with the intention of destroying a specific target cell while leaving adjacent cells intact.

Origin:
immuno- + toxin

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immunotoxin im·mu·no·tox·in (ĭm'yə-nō-tŏk'sĭn, ĭ-myōō'-)
n.
A hybrid molecule formed by binding a toxin to a monoclonal antibody, used to destroy tumor cells.

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High shed antigen inactivates immunotoxin by acting as a decoy receptor, effectively neutralizing its activity.
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