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 (ăn′tĭ-jən) also an·ti·gene (-jēn′)
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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Adj.1.antigenic - of or relating to antigens
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a. antigénico-a, que tiene las propiedades de un antígeno;
___ determinantdeterminante ___;
___ driftvariaciones antigénicas menores;
___ shiftvariación ___ mayor;
___ specificityespecificidad ___.
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(2) Regarding the pathophysiology of MF and cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, antigenic stimulation was first proposed more than 20 years ago.
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In conjunction, HeptaVac was designed to elicit cellular immunity and contains antigenic peptides from the H1N1 influenza virus proteins, two of which represent conserved sequences between the seasonal and pandemic strains, revealed the company.
In the past, the classification of Salmonella strains was founded on a mixture epidemiology: isolate host range, the clinical expression of infection, biochemical reactions, and the antigenic pattern of the isolate [9].
The two new mechanisms of change in influenza strains are antigenic drift and antigenic shift.
The prevalence of gastrointestinal parasitism caused by these helminthes is continuously increasing and the reason of increasing gastrointestinal parasitism is their antigenic variation.
The virus has been classified into nine serological species or groups (A-I) based on the antigenic properties of inner capsid protein (VP6) (Mihalov-Kovacs et al., 2015); and among these all, rotavirus A (RVA) are more frequently reported from acute diarrhea episodes.