keyhole limpet hemocyanin

KLH. One of a group of drugs called immune modulators, given as a vaccine to help the body respond to cancer. Also called KLH.

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  • Keyhole limpet hemocyanin — (KLH) is a large, multisubunit, oxygen carrying, metalloprotein found in the hemolymph of the giant keyhole limpet Megathura crenulata that lives off the coast of California from Monterey Bay to Isla Asuncion off Baja California… …   Wikipedia

  • Keyhole Limpet Hemocyanin — (KLH) ist ein hochmolekulares Protein, das aus der Hämolymphe der Meeresschnecke Megathura crenulata aus der Familie der Schlitzschnecken (Fissurellidae, englisch keyhole limpets) gewonnen wird. KLH gehört mit einer Molekülmasse von 8–32… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • keyhole-limpet hemocyanin — (KLH) a hemocyanin from the keyhole limpet; it is a commonly used antigen in laboratory immunology …   Medical dictionary

  • keyhole limpet hemocyanin — noun A carrier for making antigens. Because of its large size and distant relation to humans and many test animals, KLH causes a large antigenic response. When paired with a hapten, the hapten also becomes immunogenic …   Wiktionary

  • Keyhole limpet Hämocyanin — Keyhole Limpet Hemocyanin (KLH) ist ein hochmolekulares Protein, das aus der Hämolymphe der Meeresschnecke Megathura crenulata aus der Familie der Schlitzschnecken (Fissurellidae, englisch keyhole limpets) gewonnen wird. KLH gehört mit einer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Keyhole-Limpet-Hämocyanin — Eine Große Kalifornische Schlüsselloch napfschnecke (rechts) aus der das KLH gewonnen wird (links im Bild: eine Seegurke) Keyhole Limpet Hemocyanin (KLH) ist ein hochmolekularer Proteinkomplex, das aus der Hämolymphe der Großen Kalifornischen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hemocyanin — Hemocyanins (also spelled haemocyanins) are respiratory proteins in the form of metalloproteins containing two copper atoms that reversibly bind a single oxygen molecule (O2). Oxygenation causes a color change between the colorless Cu(I)… …   Wikipedia

  • KLH — keyhole limpet hemocyanin …   Medical dictionary

  • KLH — • keyhole limpet hemocyanin …   Dictionary of medical acronyms & abbreviations

  • KLH — Keyhole limpet hemocyanin. One of a group of drugs called immune modulators, given as a vaccine to help the body respond to cancer. Also called keyhole limpet hemocyanin …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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