The Unituxin antibody helps the body find the neuroblastoma cells by attaching to the GD2 antigen found on their cell surface. GD2 is also found on some healthy nerve cells and the Unituxin antibody will bind to those cells as well. Pain is the most common side effect of Unituxin.
Once attached, the antibody sends a signal to the immune system, and white blood cells and other types of immune cells are sent to destroy the neuroblastoma cells.
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