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Refers to the ability of a substance (antigen) to induce an immune response.


Word origin: From immunogenic > immuno-, of immune + -genic, producing or causing.

Related phrases: immunogenic tumours.

Synonym: antigenic.
See also: immunogenicity.

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Sperm Immunity of Womens

Sperm are immunogenic - that is they will cause an autoimmune reaction if transplanted from the testis into a different part of the body. This has been demonstrated in experiments using rats by Lansteiner (1899) and Metchinikoff ...

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by ankitaalive
Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:28 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Sperm Immunity of Womens
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Killer Cells vs. Cytotoxic Cells

... So DCs and B cells gather antigens from their surroundings and display them to CD4+ cells, who then initiate immune response if the antigen is immunogenic (bacterial antigen, for example). DCs and B cells have so-called MHC II molecules on their surface and CD4+ cells only recognize antigens ...

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by biohazard
Mon May 02, 2011 8:23 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Killer Cells vs. Cytotoxic Cells
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Traditional Chinese Medicine in China

... both. TCM is now available to 75% of the areas in China. TCM has been very effective in the treatment of diseases such as cardio-cerebro-vascular, immunogenic, tumors, bone fracture, etc. Scientific research and clinic experiments in TCM are continuously progressing. Successes have been made in ...

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by acherb
Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Traditional Chinese Medicine in China
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Re: Gluten-free and Vaccines

... gliadin peptide also had homologs among a few nongluten proteins. Among the strongest homologs were internal sequences from pertactin (a highly immunogenic protein from Bordetella pertussis) and a mammalian protein tyrosine phosphatase of unknown function. In both cases, available information ...

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by tmerezko
Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gluten-free and Vaccines
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Views: 17813

Re: Blood type changing spontaneously with a transplant?

... person's own tissues, which would probably cause problems with lymphocytes' self-tolerance (i.e. their ability to recognize host tissues as non-immunogenic). Or, if the new stem cells only generated erythrocytes (and hence the "blood group" switch), then the person would lack all the ...

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by biohazard
Mon Mar 03, 2008 1:52 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Blood type changing spontaneously with a transplant?
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