antigenicity


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antigenicity

[‚an·tə·jə′nis·əd·ē]
(immunology)
Ability of an antigen to induce an immune response and combine with specific antibodies or T-cell receptors.
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The intratumoral administration of immunologically active agents is one approach of directly addressing the limitations presented by the lack of tumor antigenicity and effector lymphocyte infiltration and the multiple immune suppressive mechanisms within the soft tissue sarcoma microenvironment.
In this step, a cumulative score for the proteins with adhesion score [greater than or equal to] 0.5 was calculated using the prediction scores of protein antigenicity, MHC-I and MHC-II epitope densities, allele coverage for both classes of MHC, and B-cell epitope density.
Shi J, Luo Y, Xiao Y, Li Z, Xu Q, Yao M (2014) Effects of fermentation by Lactobacillus casei on the antigenicity and allergenicity of four bovine milk proteins.
The highly frequent residues with high antigenicity profiles such as Valine, Leucine, Isoleucine, Aspartic acid, Glutamine and Glutamic acid are mostly hydrophobic.
A natural question that follows from the aforementioned study is how other key parameters, such as the maximum [CD4.sup.+] T cell production rate (antigenicity of the tumor) ([beta]), half saturation constant of the tumor killing rate (m), and half saturation constant of the antitumor cytokine production rate (b), affect the system.
In Figure 7(2A), the peaks of antigenicity in green circles are observed, along the chain of amino acids in chain A of 3-phytase B.
Antigenicity analysis of these proteins with Vaxign (Table 2) showed that Ag85B, ESAT6, and PEP18 had comparatively higher adhesion capability.
If cured, "HIV does not retain antigenicity which presents a problem for vaccine development." Despite these barriers to an effective vaccine, intensive research is continually in process.
Thus, in any ANA test, the antigens are critical and it has been seen that negative ANA results are due to substrates with inadequate antigenicity. One entity called Lupus-like syndrome has been described if less than 4 out of 11 ACR criteria are met, many of which had negative ANA.
G., Factors Affecting the Antigenicity of the Mycelium of Three Species of Phytophthora." Phytopathology, 56: 422-426 (1966).
The dominant H9N2 virus "had changed antigenicity and improved adaptability in chickens," cocorresponding author Jinhua Liu, professor of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the China Agricultural University, told Xinhua.
Its biocompatibility with low antigenicity and decreased host inflammatory response limits the granulation tissue and hypertrophic scar formation.