New method enables creation of better therapeutic antibodies

Researchers have refined a method to modify an antibody’s sugar group structure, which plays a large role in determining an antibody’s ability to activate the immune response. By determining which specific sugar combinations enhance — or suppress — an antibody’s ability to signal the immune system to attack an invader, the results are an important step toward the development of highly effective antibodies to fight cancer and other diseases. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)