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(krôs′rē-ăk′shən, krŏs′-)
The reaction between an antigen and an antibody that was generated against a different but similar antigen.

cross′-re·act′ v.
cross′-re·ac′tive adj.
cross′-re·ac·tiv′i·ty n.


(of an antigen or antibody) to participate in a cross-reaction.
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It has also been demonstrated that the assay does not cross-react with any pro-glucagon derived fragments.
Viracor-IBTs Zika Virus Real-time RT-PCR has excellent sensitivity and does not cross-react with other viruses in the Flaviviridae family (including dengue virus, Japanese encephalitis virus, West Nile virus and St.
3) Patients with MPA may also have an immune disorder and present with several different specificities of antibodies which may cross-react with foreign proteins.
Both assays have the capacity to cross-react with the 7-84 fragment.
In these disorders,] gluten may cross-react with thyroid tissue, tricking the body into producing antibodies against the thyroid," Brownstein says.
Therefore, antibodies against alpha-gliadin cross-react with certain types of oats, but not with other types of oats that may not have that particular feature.
It might have even greater specificity (fewer false positives) than the new multiplex test, which could cross-react with at least one vaccine.
For its part, the First Check website contains much valuable information, including drug facts and effects, a list of medications that can cross-react with the home drug tests, and help and support resources, all designed with the consumer in mind.
4) Antibodies that arise in response to group A beta-haemolytic streptococcus (GABAS) infection cross-react with epitopes on neurons within the basal ganglia, frontal cortex and other regions.
jejuni produce serum antibodies that cross-react with CT and LT (11-13); (v) culture filtrates reacted in GM1 ganglioside ELISA with antiserum to CT or LT (14,15); and (vi) galactoside, ganglioside or CT antibody affinity purified material from culture filtrates caused morphological alteration and raised cAMP levels in sensitive cells or reacted in GM1 ganglioside ELISA (15-17).
The team found no further evidence of malaria, and the test that originally detected it has since been withdrawn as it can ometimes cross-react with other substances.
Much of the time, lab tests from these patients won't cross-react with conventional testosterone assays because the body's natural testosterone has been turned off.