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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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Truth is, the human body has transfer factors called cells-mediated immunity.
The influence of the wall heat transfer factor can be estimated by comparing the wall heat transfer coefficient without and with adjustment.
Metal transfer factor (MTF) from soil to plant has been shown in Table-4.
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.
According to the company, the patent relates to a process for intended use in the animal pharmaceutical space to improve the way specific transfer factor (T-factors) are cultivated for large scale production purposes.
Moreover, this study was aimed to assess the distribution of heavy metals in soil and vegetable and to identify the transfer factor and pollution load index of metals in soil and to estimate the possible health risk due to metals via consumption of vegetable.
Among the different metals, Cd showed the maximum transfer factor value (Table 6), which ranged from 0.
Transfer Factor (TF) = Metal content in shoot tissue/Metal content in root tissue
Transfer factor applied to intensify the cell-mediated immunological reactions against Mycobacterium avium.
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.