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processing

[′prä‚ses·iŋ]
(communications)
Further handling, manipulation, consolidation, compositing, and so on, of information to convert it from one format to another or to reduce it to manageable or intelligible information.
(engineering)
The act of converting material from one form into another desired form.

processing

(data processing, signal processing)
Performing some predefined sequence of operations on an input to produce an output or change of internal state; activity specifically involving the computer's CPU.

The term is often qualified: "data processing" treats digital data, "signal processing" treats analog data (possibly in digital form), "word processing" takes in typed human language input and produces digital documents, image processing transforms digital images.

processing

Manipulating data within the computer. For an explanation of how the computer processes data, see computer and review "The 3 C's." "Processing" is appended to a variety of terms, but the word itself always implies "performing" or "doing work" by means of a computer or computer-based device. See centralized processing, distributed processing, batch processing, transaction processing and multiprocessing.
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Antigen processing and presentation defects have been implicated as the basis for impaired cell-mediated immunity induced by viruses (Fruh et al.
HSPs); c) by passing antigen processing as a method for generating stable antigen presentation in DCs (76), 3) enhancing DC and T cell interaction including a) prolonging DC survival to enhance T cell interaction; b) induction of CD4+ T cell help as a strategy for augmenting CD8+ T cell responses (76).
Naturally processed HLA class II peptides reveal highly conserved immunogenic flanking region sequence preferences that reflect antigen processing rather than peptide-MHC interactions.
Factoring in antigen processing in designing anti-tumor T-cell vaccines, Lvy, Colombetti, Janda, Chapatte, Alves, Casado, Lvy and Peitrequin 2.
The assay identifies antigens that are displayed to T cells by Class II HLA molecules on dendritic cells, which is the most direct way for measuring antigen processing and presentation.