idiotype

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id·i·o·type

 (ĭd′ē-ə-tīp′)
n.
The complete set of idiotopes contained within the variable region of a particular immunoglobulin molecule and making up the molecule's antigen binding site.

id′i·o·typ′ic (-tĭp′ĭk) adj.
id′i·o·ty′py (-tī′pē) n.

idiotype

(ˈɪdɪəʊˌtaɪp)
n
the unique part of an antibody
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OMT's genetic engineering is based on an improved understanding of B cell development and a new approach to inactivation of endogenous antibody expression, which enables OmniRat to make antibodies with human idiotypes as efficiently as wild type rats make normal antibodies.
OmniRat (TM) uses an improved understanding of B cell development and a new approach to inactivation of endogenous antibody expression, which enables them to make antibodies with human idiotypes as efficiently as wild type rats make normal antibodies.
In this case, the immune system will produce anti-idiotype antibodies to attack the idiotypes.