abzyme


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abzyme

[′ab‚zīm]
(immunology)
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com)-- Abzyme Therapeutics LLC, a biotechnology company focused on developing antibodies for diagnostic and therapeutic applications, has filed a patent application entitled "Composition and Method for Diversifying Polypeptide Libraries," USPTO number 62/387,511.
As the founder-director of the Abzyme Research Foundation, Barnett is putting his energies into a vaccine.
To date, abzyme research largely has been limited to reactions that occur in aqueous solutions.
In the years since, catalytic antibodies, sometimes called abzymes, have attracted commercial, scientific, and medical interest.
Because of the virtually unlimited diversity of antibodies, abzymes could, in theory, bind to a much wider variety of molecules than natural enzymes or even designer enzymes like chemzymes.
So far, scientists have designed most catalytic antibodies (called abzymes by some) using the principle of transitionstate stabilization formulated by Linus Pauling.