What's new: Immunotoxins

D. C. Blakey, P. E. Thorpe

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Immunotoxins are hybrid molecules formed by coupling antibody molecules to powerful toxins of plant or bacterial origin. In experimental systems, immunotoxins have been found to kill cancer cells with great potency and specificity. This article reviews the current status of immunotoxins and some of the problems that have to be overcome before they can be used to treat human malignant disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)292-297
Number of pages6
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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