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avidity

[ə′vid·əd·ē]
(immunology)
The total binding strength of a polyvalent antibody (an antibody that has multiple binding sites for the same antigen) with a polyvalent antigen (an antigen with multiple identical antibody-binding sites); equivalent to the sum of the affinities at each of the binding sites.
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Of the HCMV IgM-positive women, sera of 40(80%) had IgG avidity >50%, which indicated that most of the pregnant women underwent recurrent HCMV infection.
The Avidity series is an evolution of Alvarion's outdoor access point and it features mature radio algorithms including DIH, WARA and ACS that structure a sustainable network.
used CMR to diagnose a hypometabolic left ventricle mass as chronic bland thrombus, our case is the first to apply CMR to confirm bland thrombus at the cavoatrial junction associated with catheter tip FDG avidity [11].
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In view of the importance of comprehending the dynamics of the HIV epidemic, the aim of this study were to compare the magnitude of agreement between the automated test AxSYM avidity assay index (Ax-AI) with the BED-CEIA test and to calculate the HIV-1 incidence using BED and Ax-AI within a population seeking Voluntary Counselling and Testing Centres (VCTs) in two municipalities of the Metropolitan Region of Recife, in Northeast Brazil.
The specific IgG avidity has helped in diagnosis of acute toxoplasmosis.
Serum samples collected immediately before, at, and after the IgG seroconversion were examined for viral DNA; the seroconversion sample, the subsequent sample, and the final sample were examined for IgG avidity.
According to Harmening, avidity is the term used to express bindings of a multivalent antigen with antisera produced in an immunized individual.
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For example, optimal antibody levels were achieved with schedules permitting older age at vaccination, which allows for the infant's immune system to mature, and with longer intervals between vaccinations, which is important for avidity maturation.
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It stressed that shaping Syria's political future based on political pluralistic, rule of law, equality among citizens, combating corruption and developing the state institutions requires all Syrians to work tirelessly to fortify the country against the foreign avidity.