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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


a. antigénico-a, que tiene las propiedades de un antígeno;
___ determinantdeterminante ___;
___ driftvariaciones antigénicas menores;
___ shiftvariación ___ mayor;
___ specificityespecificidad ___.
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Contract notice: supply of vaccine doses against diphtheria and tetanus, reduced antigenic content
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.
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.
The viruses in cluster IV formed at least 2 antigenic subclusters, H3N2-[alpha] and H3N2-[beta] (5).
Earlier research had found that five regions of H1N1's HA serve as antigenic sites, the protein fragments that activate the body's immune system.
This shape-shifting, called antigenic drift, is why influenza vaccines a[euro]" which are designed to elicit antibodies matched to each year's circulating virus strains a[euro]" must be reformulated annually.
created a latex raw material called Vytex Natural Rubber Latex (NRL) that not only retains the eco-friendly nature of NRL, but significantly reduces the antigenic proteins found in natural rubber latex--the reason why some have moved away from latex.
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University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY) has patented novel isolated nucleic acids encoding antigenic proteins derived from Sarcocystis neurona, or unique fragments thereof.
Although laboratory data on the antigenic characteristics of circulating influenza viruses compared with vaccine strains are available during influenza seasons, estimates of VE usually have not been made until months after the conclusion of the season.
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New adjuvants should help to reduce the amount of antigenic viral material in each vaccine dose that is necessary to induce protective immunity, Dr.