Chimeric antigen receptor

Chimeric antigen receptor

A lab engineered receptor designed to bind certain proteins, such as surface proteins on cancer cells, that is added to immune cells for immunotherapy strategies such as directing T cells to fight cancer.

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Meredith Hanel
Meredith Hanel edited on 27 Feb, 2019
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Chimeric antigen receptor

A lab engineered receptor designed to bind certain proteins on cancer cells that is added to immune cells, such as T cells. T cells modified with a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR), generatingcalled CAR-T cells with, theare potentialdesigned to find and kill cancer cells that carry the protein recognized by the receptor.

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