immune response gene


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immune response gene

[i¦myün ri′späns ‚jēn]
(immunology)
Any of a group of genes in the major histocompatibility complex that determines the degree of immune response. Abbreviated IR gene.
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Association of Marek's disease with Ea-B and immune response genes in subline and F2 populations of the Iowa State S1 Leghorn line.
Immune response genes selected for the study (TLR2, NFKB1, IL2, IL16, TNF, IFNG, CXCR3, CCL1, CD81, CD84, RPS6KB2, STK17B, PRKCB1, MCL1, EEF1G, NFATC4, EEF1 and IER5) were amplified from cDNA of PBMCs (Fig.
Fewer copies of specific immune response genes may increase an individual's risk of contracting HIV and AIDS.
This is thought to ensure that their offspring have as wide a range of immune response genes - and therefore greater protection against infection - as possible.
A cluster of immune response genes called the Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) is known to influence pheromones in animals and humans.