antigen

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Related to flagellar antigen: capsular antigen, somatic antigen
  • noun

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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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The flagellar antigen is strongly immunogenic (22) and it is intriguing that patients with perforation do not possess antibodies to it.
However, the results of several studies have indicated that O157 strains lacking the H7 flagellar antigen and stx genes, which were not necessarily EPEC, are clonally distinct from O157:H7 strains and often from each other (14-16).
Isolates of Salmonella were identified to the serotype level, according to the Kauffman and White scheme, using somatic and flagellar antigens (Denka Seiken Co.