immunoglobulin M

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immunoglobulin M

[‚im·yə·nō‚gläb·yə·lən ′em]
(immunology)
The first immunoglobulin class to appear during the primary immune response; it is mainly contained in the bloodstream, where it can readily neutralize agents attempting to gain entrance through the blood. Abbreviated IgM.
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In the present study, we found that 16% women were positive for IgG and 2.5% for IgM antibodies respectively, against rubella virus infection.
Zika virus IgM persists for [approximately equal to] 12 weeks (8); therefore, our results suggest that 1% of the workers had confirmed Zika virus infection within 3 months before blood collection, implying that the incidence of Zika virus infection in Southeast Asia might be severely underestimated.
[1, 5] Thirty sera of healthy volunteers from ST endemic were tested by IgM InBios ELISA and average OD was taken as cut-off value.
Ruprecht has "set off a new wave in evaluating the activity of IgM antibodies in neutralizing HIV-1...[and she and her group] have largely broadened the horizon of neutralizing HIV-1 antibodies, which, as single or combined agents, may be used for HIV-1 prevention and treatment."
Recent studies about IGM were consulted in order to identify suspected risk factors for disease recurrence (9-14).
Conclusion: There was significant difference between the levels of TGF-[beta], anti-PGL-1 IgM antibody and cortisol in leprosy patients with the recurrent ENL reaction and those with nonrecurring ENL reaction.
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IGM is mostly hydrogen (though it has heavier elements too) where the electrons have broken away from their atoms, making the gas charged or ionized.
Serological test for HSV-2 IgM and IgG antibodies were done with the help of separate HSV-2 serological titre analysis kit using Enzyme Linked Immuno Sorbent Assay (ELISA) technique and the titres were recorded.
ELISA test for dengue IgG and IgM was performed two time in order to confirm the dengue cases.