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The Human Combinatorial Antibody Library consists of some 12 billion human antibodies.
  any of a large variety of proteins the body uses to fight infections
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antibodies antibody
Antibodies are normally present in the body and/or produced in response to a foreign substance (an antigen).
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  • The Human Combinatorial Antibody Library consists of some 12 billion human antibodies.
  • They are working on antibodies that target regions of the virus that do not easily mutate.
  • Trees burst forth from broken windows and skins of scabrous vine gnawed at the walls like antibodies attacking a virus—as if nature itself had waged war against it—but the house seemed unkillable, resolutely upright despite the wrongness of its angles and the jagged teeth of sky visible through sections of collapsed roof.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • At that point, we will inject you with our most recent batch of antibodies, which, if we’ve succeeded, will permanently disable the pathogens.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder

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  • Once we have blood, start running antibody sets until we get some matches.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • In the early 1970s a man named Ted Slavin had done precisely that with antibodies from his blood.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Number one was that the blood on the fishing gaff I received from Sheriff Moran was human blood, it reacted immediately to human antibodies.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • No immunity, no adaptation, no antibodies would have been developed.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • …armour— plating; others search for new and deadlier gases, or for soluble poisons capable of being produced in such quantities as to destroy the vegetation of whole continents, or for breeds of disease germs immunized against all possible antibodies; others strive to produce a vehicle that shall bore its way under the soil like a submarine under the water, or an aeroplane as independent of its base as a sailing-ship; others explore even remoter possibilities such as focusing the sun’s…
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Water from the wild helped build up your antibodies.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle

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  • Check to see you have the antibodies ready and go on.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • Monoclonal antibody research, gene probes, combinatorial chemistry, genetic engineering-we’ve scoured every corner of Earth for the right breakthrough.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • None of the local people or the cattle tested positive for Marburg antibodies—if they had tested positive, it would have shown that they had been exposed to Marburg.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • We’ll patent your method of synthesizing antibodies and immediately put them on the market in large quantities, with a great big advertising campaign— you know—not circus it, of course—strictly high-class ethical advertising.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • How many different batches of antibodies have you gone through?
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • Using the Loy antibody extraction technique, we can sometimes get DNA directly from dinosaur bones.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • No, but there have been studies suggesting that human bodies develop different hormones, chemical imbalances, antibodies, that sort of thing, as a result of the operations.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • Himself, he had worked for years on the synthesis of antibodies; he was at present in a blind alley, and at Mohalis there was no one who was interested, no one to stir him, but he was having an agreeable time massacring the opsonin theory, and that cheered him.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • I suppose you’re cleaning up some things on the synthesis of antibodies.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • So Slavin contacted laboratories and pharmaceutical companies to ask if they wanted to buy his antibodies.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • But that week he read, as an announcement issued by the McGurk Institute of Biology of New York, that Dr. Max Gottlieb had synthesized antibodies in vitro.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • He announced that antibodies, excepting antitoxin, had no relation to the immune state of an animal, and while he himself was being ragingly denounced in the small but hectic world of scientists, he dealt calmly and most brutally with Yersin’s and Marmorek’s theories of sera.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • They used hybrids to create the first monoclonal antibodies, special proteins later used to create cancer therapies like Herceptin, and to identify the blood groups that increased the safety of transfusions.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Because of that, he’d been exposed to the hepatitis B virus again and again, though he didn’t find out until decades later, when a blood test showed extremely high concentrations of hepatitis B antibodies in his blood.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Researchers around the world were working to develop a vaccine for hepatitis B, and doing so required a steady supply of antibodies like Slavin’s, which pharmaceutical companies were willing to pay large sums for.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Martin may not have learned much in the matter of antibodies but he did learn the secret of the Institute, and he saw that behind all its quiet industriousness was Capitola McGurk, the Great White Uplifter.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • He wanted someone to cure hepatitis B. So he wrote a letter to Nobel Prize-winning virologist Baruch Blumberg, who’d discovered the hepatitis B antigen and created the blood test that found Slavin’s antibodies in the first place.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Gottlieb has carried the antibody work ’way beyond all the others.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • Baruch Blumberg, the Nobel Prize-winning researcher who used Ted Slavin’s antibodies for hepatitis B research, told me, "Whether you think the commercialization of medical research is good or bad depends on how into capitalism you are."
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • But what’s worse than— Out in San Diego I ran onto a fellow that used to be an instructor in botany in Winnemac, and he told me that with all this antibody stuff of his, Gottlieb never gave any credit to— well, he was some Russian that did most of it before and Pa Gottlieb stole all his stuff.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • …told him to go ahead, and now and then stirred him by showing his own note-books (they were full of figures and abbreviations, stupid-seeming as invoices of calico) or by speaking of his own work, in a vocabulary as heathenish as Tibetan magic: "Arrhenius and Madsen have made a contribution toward bringing immunity reactions under the mass action law, but I hope to show that antigen-antibody combinations occur in stoicheiometric proportions when certain variables are held constant."
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • Yet Gottlieb did not move, but pondered the unknown chemical structure of antibodies, interrupted by questions as to whether Pearl Robbins had enough pencils, whether it would be quite all right for Dr. Holabird to receive the Lettish scientific mission this afternoon, so that Dr. Sholtheis might attend the Anglican Conference on the Reservation of the Host.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • "I want to find a hemolysin for which there’s an antibody.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • You know, if someone was going to make money off his antibodies, why shouldn’t he have a say in that?"
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • But Blumberg says he doesn’t think keeping patients in the dark is the way to get that access: "For somebody like Ted who really needed that money to survive, it would have been wrong to say scientists could commercialize those antibodies, but he couldn’t.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
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