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 (ăn′tĭ-jən) also an·ti·gene (-jēn′)
A molecule that is capable of binding to an antibody or to an antigen receptor on a T cell, especially one that induces an immune response. An antigen is usually a foreign substance, such as a toxin or a component of a virus, bacterium, or parasite.

an′ti·gen′ic (-jĕn′ĭk) adj.
an′ti·gen′i·cal·ly adv.
an′ti·ge·nic′i·ty (-jə-nĭs′ĭ-tē) n.
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Adj.1.antigenic - of or relating to antigens


a. antigénico-a, que tiene las propiedades de un antígeno;
___ determinantdeterminante ___;
___ driftvariaciones antigénicas menores;
___ shiftvariación ___ mayor;
___ specificityespecificidad ___.
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The viruses in cluster IV formed at least 2 antigenic subclusters, H3N2-[alpha] and H3N2-[beta] (5).
ATLANTA, March 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Vystar Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: VYST), the exclusive creator of Vytex Natural Rubber Latex (NRL), a patented, all-natural raw material that significantly reduces antigenic proteins found in natural rubber latex, announces that its Board of Directors has set the Company's annual meeting of shareholders for May 10, 2010, at 10:00 a.
Earlier research had found that five regions of H1N1's HA serve as antigenic sites, the protein fragments that activate the body's immune system.
They also promote undetected spread of virus on farms and to live poultry markets and promote antigenic drift.
Nucleic acid immunogens are designed to include the antigenic portions of the parvoviral genome which are incorporated into bacterial plasmids.
More than forty distinct antigenic targets representing virtually every major form of cancer are currently the focus of one or more vaccine development programs," adds Perros.
They are now known to represent 3 different antigenic subtypes of influenza A virus: H1N1, H2N2, and H3N2, respectively.
The alpha chain and the antigenic specificity of the T cell line derived transcripts has also been characterized.
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ELISAs, which recognize protein antigenic sites, are still less sensitive than the mouse bioassay (3).
Generex Biotechnology Corporation (Toronto, Canada), announced today the award of Japan patent 3534761 to its Antigen Express affiliate for certain Ii-Key immunologically active compounds and their use in modifying immune responses to antigenic eptitopes recognized by T helper and T suppressor cells.
It interacts with an allosteric site just outside the antigenic peptide-binding site on MHC class II molecules in a manner to loosen antigenic peptide binding in that site.