Antibodies, Fc receptors and cancer.

  title={Antibodies, Fc receptors and cancer.},
  author={Falk Nimmerjahn and Jeffrey V Ravetch},
  journal={Current opinion in immunology},
  volume={19 2},
Since the first report of the successful use of a monoclonal antibody for the treatment of human B cell lymphoma in 1982, several antibodies have become incorporated into standard treatment protocols for cancer. One of the most important factors that determine antibody activity in vivo is the efficient interaction with cellular Fc-receptors on innate immune effector cells. It has become clear that the outcome of this interaction is influenced by several factors, such as the antibody isotype… CONTINUE READING

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