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An antibody that reacts with the cells, tissues, or native proteins of the individual in which it is produced.


n, pl -bodies
(Biochemistry) an antibody reacting with an antigen that is a part of the organism in which the antibody is formed


(ˌɔ toʊˈæn tɪˌbɒd i, -ˈæn ti-)

n., pl. -bod•ies.
an antibody that an organism produces against any of its own components.
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Noun1.autoantibody - an antibody acting against tissues of the organism that produces it
rheumatoid factor - autoantibody that is usually present in the serum of people with rheumatoid arthritis
antibody - any of a large variety of proteins normally present in the body or produced in response to an antigen which it neutralizes, thus producing an immune response
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The transaction is part of a larger acquisition under which FLY, together with BBAM's other capital partners, Nomura Babcock and Brown and Incline Aviation, will acquire a total of 132 aircraft from AAB and its subsidiary AAC, as well as options to acquire 50 A320neo family aircraft, to be delivered in the future.
Following a mandated five-year review of AABs FTO designation, the Department of State determined that AAB has remained active since its original designation in 2012 and continued its operations, including a June 2014 suicide bombing that killed one and wounded 37 others at a checkpoint in Lebanon and a June 2014 car bombing near Beirut, Lebanon.
Nafisah Khalil got AAB in biology, chemistry and maths and has earned a place at Aston University to study biomedical science.
The AAB research grant is focused on advancing the understanding of acne.
AAB highlights two fundamental flaws in the position raised by Clement and Tribe.
In Experiment 2 we decided to test rats' discrimination abilities between AAB and ABC triplets instantiated over monotone syllables.
Results showing ABC and AAB renewal support this assumption (see for instance Bouton, 2004; Bouton & Woods, 2008).
The true incidence of AABs is not known as there are no standardized assays for AAB.
AAB carried out a July 2010 attack on the Japanese-owned oil tanker M/V M.
Ayrilma anksiyetesi bozuklugu (AAB) ise DSM-IV'de cocukluk donemi icin tanimlanmis olan tek anksiyete bozuklugudur ve siralanan 8 tani olcutunden herhangi ucunun var olmasi AAB tanisi icin gereklidir (1).
AAB claimed responsibility for the July 28, 2010 maritime bombing of a Japanese oil tanker, the M Star in the Strait of Hormuz.
Bahar Chowdhury, who achieved AAB, and will now study Law at Swansea.