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an·ti·gen

 (ăn′tĭ-jən) also an·ti·gene (-jēn′)
n.
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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antigen

(ˈæntɪdʒən; -ˌdʒɛn) or

antigene

n
(Biochemistry) a substance that stimulates the production of antibodies
[C20: from anti(body) + -gen]
ˌantiˈgenic adj
ˌantiˈgenically adv
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an•ti•gen

(ˈæn tɪ dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn)

n.
1. any substance that can stimulate the production of antibodies and combine specifically with them.
2. any commercial substance that, when injected or absorbed into animal tissues, stimulates the production of antibodies.
3. antigens of a particular type collectively.
[1905–10; anti (body) + -gen]
an`ti•gen′ic, adj.
an`ti•gen′i•cal•ly, adv.
an`ti•ge•nic′i•ty (-dʒəˈnɪs ɪ ti) n.
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an·ti·gen

(ăn′tĭ-jən)
A substance that stimulates the production of an antibody when introduced into the body. Antigens include toxins, bacteria, viruses, and other foreign substances. See Note at blood type.
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antigen

A molecule recognized as foreign by the body’s immune system, causing the release of antibodies.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.antigen - any substance (as a toxin or enzyme) that stimulates an immune response in the body (especially the production of antibodies)
substance - a particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties; "shigella is one of the most toxic substances known to man"
immunizing agent, immunogen - any substance or organism that provokes an immune response (produces immunity) when introduced into the body
immunology - the branch of medical science that studies the body's immune system
agglutinogen - any substance that acts as an antigen to cause agglutinin production
fetoprotein, foetoprotein - any of several antigens that occur naturally in the fetus and sometimes in adults with cancer
anatoxin, toxoid - a bacterial toxin that has been weakened until it is no longer toxic but is strong enough to induce the formation of antibodies and immunity to the specific disease caused by the toxin; "diphtheria toxoid"
antigenic determinant, epitope, determinant - the site on the surface of an antigen molecule to which an antibody attaches itself
Rh, Rh factor, rhesus factor - a blood group antigen possessed by Rh-positive people; if an Rh-negative person receives a blood transfusion from an Rh-positive person it can result in hemolysis and anemia
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Translations
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antigen

[ˈæntɪdʒən] Nantígeno m
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antigen

[ˈæntɪdʒən] nantigène manti-hero antihero [ˈæntihɪərəʊ] nantihéros m
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antigen

nAntigen nt
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antigen

[ˈæntɪdʒən] nantigene m
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an·ti·gen

n. antígeno, sustancia tóxica que estimula la formación de anticuerpos;
carcinoembriogenic ______ carcinoembriogénico.
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antigen

n antígeno; carcinoembryonic — antígeno carcinoembrionario; prostate-specific — (PSA) antígeno prostático específico (APE)
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References in periodicals archive ?
Anti-HBe: It emerges after the development of antibodies against HBcAg. It may be positive in immunized individuals, inactive carriers, and the majority of patients with chronic hepatitis.
The core protein, also known as HBcAg, has 183 residues, of which 149 at the N-terminus belong to the assembly domain, and 34 at the C-terminus are the RNA-binding domain [21-23].
The proteins of HBV collectively known as hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and hepatitis B core antigen (HBcAg) are important markers for the diagnosis of infection (Krajden et al., 2005).
Samples negative for HBsAg were screened for antibodies to HBsAg and hepatitis B core antigen (HBcAg).
Hepatitis B core (HBcAg) may also be of pathophysiologic importance as the expression of this protein serves as a target for immune mediated chronic inflammation and eventually the development of cirrhosis, a premalignant condition [3].
Buchmann et al evaluated the potential of a formulation comprising particulate HBsAg and core antigen (HBcAg), and the saponin-based ISCO-MATRIXTm adjuvant for its ability to stimulate T and B cell responses in C57BL/6 mice.
The primary antibody is rabbit polyclonal IgG anti-human HBcAg (1:200; Abcam, England) and the secondary antibody is Alexa 488 conjugated goat anti-rabbit IgG (1: 200; Jackson ImmunoResearch, USA).
We planned to pulse DC cells with HBeAg or HBcAg to enhance the functions of DC, especially the immune response to HBeAg in further study.
Although we were able to detect a few of these peptides in our analysis (including the clinically well studied HBcAg 18-27 epitope, FLPSDFFPSV), the scores (Xcorr values) obtained from MS/MS analysis did not meet standard abundance and confidence cutoff criteria for inclusion in our assays (Supplementary Table 1).
The antibody responds against viral structural antigens such as the core antigen (HBcAg) and the envelope antigen (HBsAg).
The sections were stained with hematoxylin and eosin for histologic examination or with immunoperoxidase and polyclonal antibodies to HBsAg and HBV core antigen (HBcAg) to detect HBsAg and HBcAg in hepatocytes.