Australia antigen


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Related to Australia antigen: hepatitis B core antigen, HBsAg, Surface Antigen

Australia antigen

[ȯ′strāl·yə ′ant·i·jən]
(immunology)
An infectious agent that causes hepatitis in some people; similar to an inherited serum protein in being polymorphic.
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Next, the incidence of Australia antigen positivity was analyzed under the same parameters as above.
Association between lepromatous leprosy and Australia antigen. Lancet.
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Instead, we turned to other applications in endocrinology--aiming at direct competition with RIA--and in infectious disease, primarily in hepatitis B testing, a field that had been exploding since the discovery of Australia antigen (HbsAg) a few years earlier and the subsequent identification of the hepatitis B virus.
Australia antigen: large-scale purification from human serum and biochemical studies of its proteins.
He was the principal investigator in the first study to biophysically characterize the "Australia antigen", which was later shown to be the envelope protein of the hepatitis B virus.

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