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cross-reaction

[′krȯs rē′ak·shən]
(immunology)
Reaction between an antibody and a closely related, but not complementary, antigen.
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This 2-site ELISA uses our own specific polyclonal antibody that recognizes the amino-terminal end of BNP1-32 and does not cross-react with proBNP (25), in conjunction with a C-terminal antibody (50E1), which recognizes BNP26-32.
The determination of food proteins that cross-react with islet cell antigens may identify dietary proteins that are potential triggers for a subset of individuals with autoimmune diabetes.
Patients with ANCA-associated systemic vasculitis (AAV) including MPA may have antibodies which cross-react with pathogen antigens, and may be involved in the pathogenesis of this disease.
It might have even greater specificity (fewer false positives) than the new multiplex test, which could cross-react with at least one vaccine.
For its part, the First Check website contains much valuable information, including drug facts and effects, a list of medications that can cross-react with the home drug tests, and help and support resources, all designed with the consumer in mind.
(4) Antibodies that arise in response to group A beta-haemolytic streptococcus (GABAS) infection cross-react with epitopes on neurons within the basal ganglia, frontal cortex and other regions.
jejuni produce serum antibodies that cross-react with CT and LT (11-13); (v) culture filtrates reacted in GM1 ganglioside ELISA with antiserum to CT or LT (14,15); and (vi) galactoside, ganglioside or CT antibody affinity purified material from culture filtrates caused morphological alteration and raised cAMP levels in sensitive cells or reacted in GM1 ganglioside ELISA (15-17).
The team found no further evidence of malaria, and the test that originally detected it has since been withdrawn as it can ometimes cross-react with other substances.
Much of the time, lab tests from these patients won't cross-react with conventional testosterone assays because the body's natural testosterone has been turned off.
The classification was supported if the isolate did not cross-react with species-specific primers for GBS in polymerase chain reaction analysis, and if the API 20 Strep test indicated the presence of Streptococcus porcinus, a swine pathogen with 94% gene sequence similarity.
Balsam of Peru can cross-react with various foods as well as with other substances--for example, turpentine.
Bovine-derived thrombin has been associated with the development of antibodies that may cross-react with human blood proteins and in some cases these antibodies appear to be related to serious bleeding complications.