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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Association of Marek's disease with Ea-B and immune response genes in subline and F2 populations of the Iowa State S1 Leghorn line.
This is thought to ensure their offspring have as wide a range of immune response genes - and therefore greater protection against infection - as possible.
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.
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.