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(general) The act or process of making neutral.

(chemistry) A chemical reaction in which an acid and a base or alkali react to yield a salt and water.

(immunology) The process of neutralizing a pathogen by antibody acting on the receptors or specific antigen.


In immunology, neutralisation happens when an antibody binds to specific antigen, blocking the pathogen from entering its host cell.

Alternative form: neutralization.

See also: neutralizing antibody.

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... the first line of defense because they operate quickly. It takes time to make antibodies. Opsonisation, precipitation, complement activation and neutralisation is HOW the antibody distroys the antigen. If the antibody simply binds to the antigen that usually does not inactivate the pathogen ;)

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by MrMistery
Sun Jun 10, 2007 11:32 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Antibodies
Replies: 4
Views: 4438

southern blot question

what is the importance of the following solution a) depurination b) neutralisation c) denaturation i think for a and c, it is to unwind the the double stranded dna pls tell me if i'm right or not and why does it has to be neutralised

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by kabuto
Wed Aug 23, 2006 12:18 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: southern blot question
Replies: 1
Views: 1141

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