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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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'Strategies are made to reduce the incidence of RBC alloimmunisation in sickle cell disease including giving these patients phenotype matched blood for the Rh blood group and Kell to reduce the risk of developing antibodies against these antigens. 'This will be done through the rare blood donor registry by screening regular donors for rare blood group phenotype at the Department of Blood Banks Services in Oman.'
Gene sequences of target antigens are inserted into the MVA genome which drives their expression in infected cells.
The (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK2270/) K antigen (colloquially called Kell) was first detected in the 1940s as a result of a woman without the K antigen on her red blood cells being pregnant with a baby with the K antigen on the red blood cells.
The values of A antigen and B antigen in the active TB group ranked 204.57 and 198.68, respectively.
Studies on the cross-reactivity of each recombinant antigen were conducted with goat sera positive for gastrointestinal (GI) strongyle nematodes and Taenia hydatigenia.
Unlike class I epitopes, the 60 HLA class IIB1 epitopes were defined based solely on amino acid sequence of the DR antigen beta chain where all epitopes can be defined by one single amino acid at one position (Table 6).
Comparison of a monoclonal antigen stool test (Hp StAR) with the 13C-urea breath test in monitoring Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy.
Antigens could be any substance, bacteria, viruses, or fungi that stimulate an organism of infection and disease and cause the immune system to produce antibodies.
According to the Rockefeller University's studies, the dendritic cells can be removed from the body in their inactive form, loaded with antigens and then re-infused and activated leading to an antigen specific immune response, including immune responses directed against cancer antigens.
The antigen solution was separated using 10% SDS-PAGE and then transferred to Immobilon-P membranes (Millipore, Billerica, MA, USA).
This present study was designed to evaluate four different Blastomyces dermatitidis antibody--antigen combinations (B5896 and T-58 antibodies and B5896 and WI-R antigens) for the detection of antigen in 36 urine specimens from dogs with blastomycosis using a biotin-streptavidin ELISA (B-SA).
T cells made to express a protein called CAR, for chimeric antigen receptor, are engineered by grafting a portion of a tumour-specific antibody onto an immune cell, allowing them to recognize antigens on the cell surface.
Oral antigen is an attractive approach for the treatment of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases.
The decision came after the Food and Drug Administration commented last week on a package of technical and laboratory data submitted by Antigen Express about its experimental vaccine, AE37, according to a news release yesterday from Antigen Express' parent company, Generex Biotechnology Corp.