antigenicity


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antigenicity

[‚an·tə·jə′nis·əd·ē]
(immunology)
Ability of an antigen to induce an immune response and combine with specific antibodies or T-cell receptors.
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Antigenicity analysis of different regions of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus nucleocapsid protein.
Despite a longer peptide, N3 reacted with the same number of sera as N2, suggesting that the region spanning amino acids 218-311 was not important for antigenicity.
The M protein, embedded in the viral envelope, has highly variable sequences and is considered to exhibit weak antigenicity, but glycosylation of this protein may elicit antibody production.
This loss of antigenicity was selective, since vimentin, PSA, and PSAP stained in a normal fashion (not shown).
Expression, self-assembly, and antigenicity of the Norwalk virus capsid protein.
MedImmune scientists have identified several promising vaccine candidates against the Novel Influenza A (H1N1) strain, and are currently evaluating their growth properties and antigenicity (i.
Immunochemical characterization of assay for carboxyterminal telopeptide of human type I collagen: loss of antigenicity by treatment with cathepsin K.
The selected antigens are derived from reactive antibodies generated by infected individuals and therefore mimic the presence, accessibility, and antigenicity of relevant proteins from the particular pathogens in humans.
RVs have been classified into 7 species, which are also known as groups, termed A-G, on the basis of the antigenicity and genetic characteristics of VP6 (2,3).
Utilizing suspension culture technology, Tangshan Yian's scientists have the ability to enhance the efficacy and antigenicity of veterinary vaccines.