Monoclonal Antibody Therapy: What is in the name or clear description?
Curator: Demet Sag, PhD, CRA, GCP
What is in the name?
Nomenclature is important part of the scientific community so we can stay on the same page in all kinds of communications for clarity. Therefore, a defined nomenclature scheme for assigning generic, or nonproprietary, names to monoclonal antibody drugs is used by the World Health Organization’s International Nonproprietary Names (INN) and the United States Adopted Names (USAN). In general, word stems are used to identify classes of drugs, in most cases placed at the end of the word.
Knowing what Antibody relies on understanding of immune response system so that one can modify the cells, choose correct biomarkers from the primary pathways (like Notch, WNT etc), know signaling from outside to inside (like GPCRs, MAPKs, nuclear transcription receptors), personalized gene make up (genomics) and key gene regulation mechanisms. Thus…
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