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any substance (as a toxin or enzyme) that stimulates an immune response in the body (especially the production of antibodies)

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Similar to other viruses in the antigenic cluster, H3N2-[beta] A/swine/Texas/ A01104013/2012(H3N2) had a R189K mutation at the antibody-binding site of the hemagglutinin protein, which caused a recent antigenic drift in subtype H3N2 IAVs (5,12).
Based in Duluth, GA, Vystar Corporation (OTC BB: VYST) is the exclusive creator of Vytex Natural Rubber Latex (NRL), a patented, all-natural raw material that significantly reduces antigenic proteins found in natural rubber latex and can be used in over 40,000 products.
Researchers discovered several vital residues involved in both antigenic sites and the receptor-binding site, the part of the protein that affixes to a cell and allows the virus to attack.
Good agricultural vaccines provide protection from disease despite lack of a close antigenic match between the vaccine and circulating strain and reduce the virus load below the level of transmissibility.
Extreme Intrasubtypic Antigenic Variation and the Pseudopandemic of 1947 (H1N1)
EC17 is an immunotherapy designed to target antigenic molecules to cancer cells, potentially helping the immune system to detect and reduce or eliminate cancerous tumors.
A vaccine that is less sensitive to the antigenic evolution of the virus would be a major improvement.
The invention still further provides isolated CSAPK proteins, fusion proteins, antigenic peptides and anti-CSAPK antibodies.
The vaccine is a novel cassette structure joining a biologically active segment of the immunoregulatory Ii protein (the "Ii-Key peptide") through a simple chemical bridge to an MHC class II -presented antigenic epitope.
Several mechanisms facilitate this persistence, including antigenic variation, binding of factor H, and rosetting of erythrocytes (25-27).
announced today the issuance of a patent with broad composition claims directed to non-autologous complexes of heat shock proteins (HSPs) and antigenic peptides produced in vitro.
Generex Biotechnology Corporation , announced today the award of Japan patent 3534761 to its Antigen Express affiliate for certain Ii-Key immunologically active compounds and their use in modifying immune responses to antigenic eptitopes recognized by T helper and T suppressor cells.
This could be necessary if antigenic drift reduces the effectiveness of the vaccine recently announced as being in development at GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK) or flu vaccines in the pipeline at French-based Sanofi Aventis (NYSE:SNY).
SFV antibodies failed to detect ONNV by IFA, although both viruses are members of the same antigenic complex (12).
Generex Biotechnology Corporation (Toronto, Canada), announced the award of Japan patent 3534761 to its Antigen Express affiliate for certain Ii-Key immunologically active compounds and their use in modifying immune responses to antigenic eptitopes recognized by T helper and T suppressor cells.