immune response gene


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immune response gene

[i¦myün ri′späns ‚jēn]
(immunology)
Any of a group of genes in the major histocompatibility complex that determines the degree of immune response. Abbreviated IR gene.
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Modified Salmonella, when combined with the human immune response gene IL-2, creates a non-toxic "Trojan Horse" to more effectively kill cancer cells
The results show that MBP8298 safely delayed disease progression for five years in progressive MS patients with HLA-DR2 or HLA-DR4 immune response genes.
The primary clinical endpoint for the trial is defined as a statistically and clinically significant increase in the time to progression of the disease, as measured by the Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS), in patients with HLA-DR2 and/or HLA-DR4 immune response genes.
Fewer copies of specific immune response genes may increase an individual's risk of contracting HIV and AIDS.
This is thought to ensure that their offspring have as wide a range of immune response genes - and therefore greater protection against infection - as possible.
A cluster of immune response genes called the Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) is known to influence pheromones in animals and humans.
According to Newell, "In this article, we demonstrate that a synthetic peptide designed on the basis of its "fit" with the products of immune response genes, can interfere with, and dampen, inflammation associated with some immune conditions.