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cytophilic antibody[¦sid·ə¦fil·ik ′ant·i‚bäd·ē]
A substance capable of combining directly with the receptors of a corresponding antigenic cell. Also known as cytotropic antibody.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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They were also positive to the cytophilic
IgG1 and IgG3 and negative to the non-cytophilic IgG2 and IgG4.
It is generally agreed that cytophilic
IgG1 and IgG3 isotypes participate in specific protective immunity, whereas IgG2/IgG4 isotypes block its effect .