Antibodies are a critical feature of the human adaptive immune response. New immunotherapies require the production of selective and non-autoimmunogenic antibodies. These engineered antibodies can convert proteins from a threat recognition agent, into a disease-fighting form. Transgenic mice allow researchers to create “humanized” mice with human equivalents of murine antibody-coding genes. High throughput production of chimeric antibodies with murine-constant regions and human-variable regions has tremendous implications for both research and clinical purposes.

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