cross-reaction


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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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Cross-reaction with luteinizing hormone R-core is responsible for the age-dependent increase of immunoreactive [beta]-core fragment of human chorionic gonadotropin in women with nonmalignant conditions.
Thus, the most likely explanation for the falsely increased CRP values is cross-reaction of the patients' heterophilic antibodies (HARAs) with the rabbit antibodies from the suppliers.
These authors did not use any measures to minimize this well-known cross-reaction and unfortunately failed to provide data on sensitivity and specificity of both antisera.
10] molecules of the synthetic target or cross-reaction target per well was added as the hybridization and cross-reaction control.
Moreover, worldwide ELISA testing with a single antigen such as SNV or Puumala virus (PUUV) can result in misleading cross-reactions, since both viruses are genetically related.
Cross-reaction with LH, which used to be a problem with conventional RIA methods, is usually negligible.
Some limitations occur, including the need for 2 to 6 weeks for antibody production after infection, impaired production of antibodies in immunosuppressed patients, and presence of cross-reaction mainly due to paracoccidioidomycosis, blastomycosis, and aspergillosis (9).
No cross-reaction occurred with human DNA or other subtypes of influenza A virus.
The lack of cross-reaction of skeletal muscle from psoas, diaphragm, and quadriceps presented by Muller-Bardorff et al.
Reports quoting risks on the lower end are based upon laboratory testing for maternal IgM antibodies, which couldn't rule out cross-reaction with other flaviviruses, including dengue virus, which is common in most of the same locales as Zika.