Antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity is a key process of the immune system’s arsenal to ward off cancerous cells and infections. We show you important definitions and the ADCC mechanism in this post.
Generally speaking, antibodies of any kind, including recombinant and afucosylated antibodies, are Y-shaped proteins produced by the human body. As they are able to identify and neutralize foreign objects – in other words viruses – they play a major contributing role in keeping our body and immune system healthy.
Antibodies are reagents commonly used in biological and biochemical research – and it is no surprise that the popularity of artificially cultivated antibodies with antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) is consistently growing.