About Monoclonal Antibodies
Monoclonal antibodies are derived from cells that are identical because they are cloned from a
single cell and then replicated. They are produced from animal tissue, most commonly laboratory
mice. Humanized monoclonal antibodies are antibodies from non-human species whose protein
sequences have been modified to increase their similarity to antibodies produced naturally in
humans. All monoclonal antibodies end with "mab," and a number have shown promise in MS.