agglutinogen

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agglutinogen

[ə‚glü′tin·ə·jən]
(immunology)
An antigen that stimulates production of a specific antibody (agglutinin) when introduced into an animal body.
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The antigens that are involved in Blood Groups are called agglutinogens and the antibodies that are produced against these antigens are called agglutinins.
Potential vaccine-target antigens important in disease production include (1) pertussis toxin (lymphocytosis-prorooting factor), which interferes with immune-cell function, contributes to ciliary damage, and aids in attachment to respiratory epithelium; (2) filamentous hemagglutinin, which helps the bacteria attach to cilia of the respiratory tract; (3) pertactin (69-kDa protein), which also enhances bacterial attachment to cilia; and (4) agglutinogens, which may aid persistent attachment to cilia.
Potential vaccine-target antigens important in disease production include (1) tracheal cytotoxin that destroys cilia, making it difficult to clear thickened mucus; (2) pertussis toxin (lymphocytosis-promoting factor), which interferes with immune-cell function, contributes to ciliary damage, and aids in attachment to respiratory epithelium; (3) filamentous hemagglutinin, which helps the bacteria attach to cilia of the respiratory tract; (4) pertactin (69-kd protein), which also enhances bacterial attachment to cilia; and (5) agglutinogens, which may aid persistent attachment to cilia.