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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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All antigenically FH-related material in the urine samples was detected by polyclonal goat anti-FH antibodies (Fig.
Of the antigenically characterized viruses tested since Sept.
WNV is closely related antigenically with Japanese encephalitis and St.
This technology is also being used to develop antigenically enhanced Moraxella catarrhalis and Neisseria meningitidis to identify vaccine candidates to prevent otitis media, upper respiratory disease and acute meningitis.
The uniqueness of individual life forms, as expressed antigenically and immunologically, for example, is attributable to the fact that their complexity exceeds their numbers.
The virus is both highly contagious and antigenically unstable, with rapid mutation occurring to proteins found on the viral surface.
Antigenically intact hemagglutinin in circulating avian and swine influenza viruses and potential for H3N2 pandemic.
The various strains of Ebola are enough different antigenically that there may not be cross-immunity.
Cox said that activity of seasonal A(H3N2) viruses has been "relatively low" worldwide, compared with previous years, and what has been circulating antigenically is closely related to the A/Perth/16/2009 virus.
GANV belongs to the genus Nairovirus of the family Bunyaviridae and is closely associated antigenically with Nairobi Sheep Disease virus (NSDV), the most pathogenic virus known to sheep and goats in Africa (2).
It is, however, certainly a virus novel to humans, antigenically and biologically quite distinct from human H1N1.
Of these isolates, the vast majority were influenza A viruses of the H3N2 subtype, which were antigenically similar to the vaccine strain A/Sydney/05/97.
As antigenically driven cells divide, somatic mutations occur at a surprisingly high rate, leading to highly specific antibodies (13).
Molecular methods can also be used to differentiate antigenically similar organisms and detect specific virus genotypes associated with human cancers such as the human papilloma virus.
After bone marrow transplantation, T cells present in the graft, either as contaminants or intentionally introduced into the host, attack the tissues of the transplant recipient after perceiving host tissues as antigenically foreign.