Antibodies have become the preferred, and often essential, tools to identify, quantify and probe the structure and biological properties of an enormous range of antigenic molecules. This volume describes the properties of antibodies and antigens and provides detailed protocols for the production and quality control of polyclonal, murine monoclonal and human monoclonal antibodies. Step-by-step descriptions are given for antibody methods. In addition to giving precise methodological details, the contributors consider the applications and appropriate use of these techniques.Catty, D. is the author of 'Antibodies: A Practical Approach, Vol. 1' with ISBN 9780947946852 and ISBN 0947946853.