antigen

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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.
Other studies have shown that immunization with a soluble antigen induces pathology, while a flagellar antigen elicits protective immunity (21-23).
Typhimurium except that it has no phase 2 flagellar antigen and has previously been misclassified as Group B Salmonella or S.
However, for isolates confirmed at SPHL's, determination of H antigen status was not available, because not all of these laboratories were testing for the flagellar antigen.
Third, both strains lacked the H7 flagellar antigen, although they were motile.