KLH

Definition / meaning of KLH

A substance taken from a marine organism that may be linked to a specific antigen to boost the immune response to that antigen. KLH is being studied as a way to increase the immune response to cancer vaccines. It is a type of immune modulator. Also called keyhole limpet hemocyanin.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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