Cross-reacting material | Article about cross-reacting material by The Free Dictionary
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cross-reacting material[′krȯs rē‚ak·tiŋ mə′tir·ē·əl]
A protein produced by a mutant gene that is enzymatically inactive but shows serological properties similar to the protein of the wild-type gene.
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Since the cross-reacting material
is PorA, it is present in sufficient quantity in bacterial sonicates used in the direct ELISA for all strains to be positive.