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Ambati Laboratory Discovers New Antibody Function

January 28, 2016

An NEI-funded researcher at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine discovered with an international team a previously unrecognized function for antibodies. Their research, published in the inaugural issue of Signal Transduction and Targeted Therapy, a journal of the Nature Publishing Group, shows that the most abundant class of antibodies, known as IgG1s, also generically block blood vessel growth.