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immune protein

[i′myün ′prō‚tēn]
(immunology)
Any antibody.
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We found that changing a single letter of the virus's genetic code can disable the stem-loop's protective effects and allow the virus to be recognized by the host immune protein.
These researchers also reported that SNPs in the gene for the immune protein IL-4 may be related to MS susceptibility and severity.
A Brigham and Women s Hospital-led team has identified a long sought-after partner for a key immune protein, called TIM-3, that helps explain its two-faced role in the immune system sometimes dampening it, other times stimulating it.
Washington, May 21 ( ANI ): An immune protein that has the potential to stop or reverse the development of type 1 diabetes in its early stages, before insulin-producing cells have been destroyed, has been identified by Melbourne researchers.
Eculizumab works for patients as it prevents kidney damage by blocking an immune protein called "complement".
Other results in the study suggested that elevated levels of IL-4, another immune protein, could be found in animals with lower infection levels.
Medications such as Lenercept that inhibit this immune protein may also block myelin repair.
They focused on toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4), an immune protein that is involved in recognizing microbes and which they recently discovered plays a role in gut development.
Results from clinical trials including patients in the North East have shown that the drug eculizumab is the best first-line of treatment for patients as it prevents kidney damage by blocking an immune protein called 'complement'.
A study finds that the test, which checks urine levels of an immune protein, might lessen the need for kidney biopsies in some patients and pinpoint others who might safely reduce their dose of immune-suppressing drugs.
There are many players in this over reaction, including an immune protein called TLR4, or toll-like receptor 4, and enzymes called proteinases in allergens.
The new studies found that the HIV protein vpu specifically binds to the immune protein IRF3 and targets it for destruction, thereby, preventing IRF3 from functioning to trigger an immune response within the infected cell.