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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Shi J, Luo Y, Xiao Y, Li Z, Xu Q, Yao M (2014) Effects of fermentation by Lactobacillus casei on the antigenicity and allergenicity of four bovine milk proteins.
Glycosylation of the HA gene, which is important for neutralization of the antigenic sites (25) and proper folding of the proteins, has big influence on the antigenicity and immunogenicity of the HA glycoprotein.
Antigenicity and Viability of Anisakis larvae heated at different time-temperature conditions.
One study reporting on 11 S100-negative melanoma metastases with matched primary blocks suggested that loss of S100 antigenicity might be acquired along with metastatic competency, as 9 of 11 had S100-positive primary lesions (32); a second study with 12 S100-negative melanomas reported equal rates between primary tumors and metastases.
Umbilical tissue was successfully applied in various fields of medicine (Shamatov, 2002; Nadzhimutdinova, 2007), as it is characterized by a low content of cellular elements, including histamine producing cells and immature immune structure that determines its weak antigenicity (Onopriyenko, Berezhnoy, and Lavrishcheva, 1993).
Prerequisites for a tissue-engineered replacement are a suitable matrix, cells, ideal mechanical properties, and the absence of antigenicity.
All the antigens selected were evaluated to determine their antigenicity by using a panel of serum from donors from endemic zones (41), which permitted identifying ~70 new proteins with variable length between 200 and 10,000 amino acids.
Change the antigenicity of cell membranes, reducing the effectiveness of immune response
27) Although three gene segments encoding for NP, NS and HA proteins in the 2009 H1N1 viruses share a remote common descent from the 1918 virus with the seasonal H1N1 virus, the 2009 H1N1 virus is different from the seasonal H1N1 virus; for example, the 2009 HA has antigenicity that is sufficiently distinct from that of the seasonal H1N1 virus to induce a different immune response.
Collectively, this habitat-adapted polymicrobial community residing in the root canal has several biological and pathogenic properties, such as antigenicity, mitogenic activity, chemotaxis, enzymatic histolysis, and activation of host cells.
BSL3 and BSL4 agents; proteomics, glycomics, and antigenicity.
Metzger, Heating of immunoglobulins for immunoblot analysis destroys variable region antigenicity.