Patientenantikörper als Informationsquelle

Abstract

Since decades antibodies are used for diagnosis e. g. by detecting
patient antibodies that specificallybind to Influenzavirus proteins. We predict these diagnostic questions will be parallelized to diagnose all known disease specificantibodies at once. These tests will ask in addi­tion, which unknown antibodies patrol in a patient’s blood, and what exactly they bind to. Thereby, we expect to findantibody species that correlate to hitherto enigmatic diseases or have specialized functions.