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Antibody term is used for the molecule that binds the antigen at the cell surface or outside the cell. But when the antibody binds to molecule within the cell, the term superantibody is coined by Heinz Kohler and Sudhir Paul in 1998. The superantibody is able to cross the cell membrane of each cell but get accumalated only where the target antigen is present.
The scientists found that the super antibody enters all cells but only builds up in those cells it has been primed to target.
Some experts say the market for super antibodies could reach about $15 billion a year.
The scientists say that these super antibodies could perhaps target such cells as HIV and destroy them. It could be primed to attack virtually any type of cell.