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(1) The capacity of a molecule or an antigen to induce an immune response, that is to be recognized by and interact with an immunologically specific antibody or T-cell receptor.

(2) The measure of the ability of a substance to produce immunity.


Related terms: antigen.

See also: immune response.

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Vaccine for HIV

... latent for long periods before causing AIDS. Most effective vaccines are whole-killed or live-attenuated organisms; killed HIV-1 does not retain antigenicity and the use of a live retrovirus vaccine raises safety issues. Most vaccines protect against infections that are infrequently encountered; ...

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by suzidoc8
Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Vaccine for HIV
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Help with Xenotransplantation please.

... enbryo by inserting gene(s) into the cromosome, or if possible, simply knock out a certain gene such as some of the MHC genes that dictate tissue antigenicity. The construct that is transfered into the pig genome can be multiplied in a bacterial plasmid. Afaik, the modified cells themselves are ...

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by biohazard
Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:17 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Help with Xenotransplantation please.
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Auto Immunity: Campylobacter and the Guillain Barré Syndrome

... found in peripheral nerves. The Campylobacter O:19 serotype, a subdivision of a species that is distinguishable from other strains on the basis of antigenicity, has an identical tetrasaccharide with the GM1 ganglioside found on the peripheral nerves. Campylobacter also has an identical pentasaccharide ...

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by Inuyasha
Mon Oct 31, 2005 2:44 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Auto Immunity: Campylobacter and the Guillain Barré Syndrome
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Views: 4091

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