cytophilic antibody

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cytophilic antibody

[¦sid·ə¦fil·ik ′ant·i‚bäd·ē]
(immunology)
A substance capable of combining directly with the receptors of a corresponding antigenic cell. Also known as cytotropic antibody.
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The order of prevalence of IgG subclasses is as follows: IgG3>IgG1>IgG2>IgG4 which confirmed the prevalence of the cytophilic antibodies (IgG1 and IgG3) over the non-cytophilic subclasses (IgG2 and 4).
Rubner, Rational Design of Cytophilic and Cytophobic Polyelectrolyte Multilayer Thin Films.
6) For example, only IgG4 is cytophilic for mast cells.