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Descended from more than one group of cells, especially of genetically different origins.

pol′y·clo′nal·ly adv.


a type of antibody
(Biology) biology med possessing or relating to multiple clones


(ˌpɒl iˈkloʊn l)

pertaining to cells or cell products derived from several lines of clones.


adj policlonal
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A target-specific human polyclonal antibody was pursued as a potentially more effective therapeutics strategy.
Within-host heterogeneity may arise through 2 mechanisms: 1) by reinfection or simultaneous infection with multiple strains, which results in a polyclonal (mixed) infection, or 2) by accumulation of mutations, which results in clonal heterogeneity (4).
Hemosure's One-Step Immunological FOB Test (iFOBT) for colorectal cancer screening employs a combination of monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies to selectively identify hemoglobin in test samples with a high degree of sensitivity, with the objective of detecting and diagnosing diseases that result in the lower GI bleeding, such as colorectal cancers and large adenomas that bleed.
RI-002 is a specialty plasma-derived, polyclonal, Intravenous Immune Globulin, or IGIV, derived from human plasma containing naturally occurring polyclonal antibodies as well as standardized, high levels of antibodies to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).
com)-- Typically, laboratories choose polyclonal antibodies over monoclonal antibodies because over their wide range of benefits.
Emerging data, combined with concerns about the accuracy of polyclonal GLP-1 receptor antibody staining, suggest that there may be little to no risk for treatment-related pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer in patients with diabetes, Dr.
4) In a recent study, Mukhopadhyay and Katzenstein (2) noted that polyclonal Napsin A (p-Napsin A) antibody has a significantly higher nonspecific reactivity in several nonpulmonary/nonrenal carcinomas compared with monoclonal Napsin A (m-Napsin A) antibody.
Here we report on the demonstration of putative human TMPOdelta and epsilon by immunoblotting of human cell lines using a newly prepared polyclonal antiserum against the common N-terminal region of TMPO.
New protein A media boosts productivity in monoclonal and polyclonal antibody capture, lowers costs
We have hypothesized that measuring polyclonal FLCs in the serum might gain new insight into the activity of the adaptive immune system, potentially allowing FLC measurement to serve as a novel clinically relevant biomarker.
Polyclonal antibodies (pAB) specific for bovine growth hormone (bGH) can be used to detect the different preparation of the growth hormones.
Specific defects in the humoral arm of the immune system, such as polyclonal activation of B cells, have been widely described in HIV infection.