sensitization

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Synonyms for sensitization

the state of being sensitive (as to an antigen)

(psychology) the process of becoming highly sensitive to specific events or situations (especially emotional events or situations)

rendering an organism sensitive to a serum by a series of injections

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When T-cell lines are not available, inflammation can also be induced by active sensitization with an encephalitogenic peptide; however, the more pronounced variability of EAE in an active model may mask additional effects, induced by antibodies, in particular when they are subtle.
In principle, AQP-4 is immunogenic in experimental animals, as documented by the availability of AQP-4 antibodies raised in rabbits and mice.19 It can thus be expected that active sensitization of specific strains of rodents will induce both a T-cell, as well as an antibody response against AQP-4.
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