Hormones to Antibodies?

Heidi Engelhardt engelhah at wright.aps.uoguelph.ca
Tue Apr 23 14:01:15 EST 1996


Michelle L. Leonce (leoncem at wehle.canisius.edu) wrote:
> Is it possible to make a hormone out of an Ab? Please let me know if 
> there exists a protocol- that is if this is even possible? Thanks for any 
> help at all.

Perhaps you could clarify your question.  Make a hormone out of an 
antibody???  Look up the definition of each in any standard physiology 
textbook or medical dictionary and ask again what you REALLY mean.

I am wondering if you are getting at anti-idiotypic antibodies, ie. an
anti-antibody to a hormone (for eg. FSH) that in fact acts like FSH (is
recognized by its receptor) and ideally, will then superovulate an
animal (or cause whatever response that hormone usually causes) ...





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