As implied by the idiotypic network theory, the interaction between the functional epitope of a microbicidal molecule (X) and its specific cell-wall receptor (RX) on sensitive microorganisms may be imaged by the bond between the idiotype (Id) of a neutralizing monoclonal antibody (anti-X Ab) and its anti-idiotype (anti-Id) X-like Ab (anti-anti-X Ab). Consequently, anti-X Ab Id may mimic RX acting as a vaccine (idiotypic vaccination) for the elicitation of protective anti-Id Abs with antibiotic activity (antibiobodies).

Idiotypic antifungal vaccination: Immunoprotection by antiidiotypic antibiotic antibodies / Polonelli, Luciano; Magliani, Walter; Conti, Stefania. - STAMPA. - 1625(2017), pp. 97-112. [10.1007/978-1-4939-7104-6_8]

Idiotypic antifungal vaccination: Immunoprotection by antiidiotypic antibiotic antibodies

POLONELLI, Luciano;MAGLIANI, Valter;CONTI, Stefania
2017

Abstract

As implied by the idiotypic network theory, the interaction between the functional epitope of a microbicidal molecule (X) and its specific cell-wall receptor (RX) on sensitive microorganisms may be imaged by the bond between the idiotype (Id) of a neutralizing monoclonal antibody (anti-X Ab) and its anti-idiotype (anti-Id) X-like Ab (anti-anti-X Ab). Consequently, anti-X Ab Id may mimic RX acting as a vaccine (idiotypic vaccination) for the elicitation of protective anti-Id Abs with antibiotic activity (antibiobodies).
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