hapten

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hapten

(immunology)
An incomplete antigen that cannot induce antibody formation by itself but can do so by coupling with a larger carrier molecule.
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Themes: Paracelsus Dietary Approach to Cancer, Orthomolecular Supplementation, Phytotherapy, Haptenes and Enderleinian Remedies, Diagnostic Testing, Applications of Mistletoe, IV Protocols, Estrogen Metabolism and Excretions.
After washing away unbound IgE, we stimulated cells with DNP-bovine serum albumin (BSA) complexes (10 haptenes per carrier molecule used at 10 ng/mL; Biosearch Technologies, Inc.
Themes: Paracelsus Dietary Approach to Cancer, Orthomolecular Supple mentation, Phytotherapy, Haptenes and Enderleinian Remedies, Diagnostic Testing, Applications of Mistletoe.