transfer factor


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transfer factor

n.
Any of various small proteins that are obtained from donors with cell-mediated immunity to certain antigens and can confer this immunity when given to nonimmune recipients.

trans′fer fac`tor



n.
a lymphocyte product that, when extracted from T cells of an individual with immunity to a particular antigen, can confer that immunity when administered to another individual of the same species.
[1955–60]
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Excluded were those who had been on any immunostimulatory pharmaceuticals or nutraceutical products, especially those containing transfer factor, for 60 days prior to start of the study.
The patent is related to a process for intended use in the animal pharmaceutical space to improve how specific transfer factor (T-factors) are cultivated for extensive production purposes.
Among the different metals, Cd showed the maximum transfer factor value (Table 6), which ranged from 0.
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Table 1 summarizes the measurements, transfer factors, and analytical platforms used by the participating laboratories.
Therefore, the overall conductance, transfer factor or diffusing capacity of lung is a function of Dm or membrane conductance, which is the ability of the lung's surface area to transfer oxygen and [theta]Qc which is the ability of the lung's perfusion to remove oxygen.
1993) Standardization of the measurement of transfer factor (Diffuse Capacity).
Carlisle Refrigeration's contracts manager, Campbell Wark, said: "We opted for Alia Laval's AirMax units because of its innovative fin design which combines maximum external surface area with a very high heat transfer factor and rapid coil water drainage to keep defrost times to a minimum.