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n. pl. an·ti·se·rums or an·ti·se·ra (-sîr′ə)
Human or animal serum containing antibodies that are specific for one or more antigens.
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n, pl -rums or -ra (-rə)
(Medicine) blood serum containing antibodies against a specific antigen, used to treat or provide immunity to a disease
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(ˈæn təˌsɪər əm)

n., pl. -se•rums, -se•ra (-ˌsɪər ə)
animal or human serum that contains antibodies to a specific disease, used for injections to confer passive immunity to that disease.
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Noun1.antiserum - blood serum containing antibodies against specific antigens; provides immunity to a disease
blood serum, serum - an amber, watery fluid, rich in proteins, that separates out when blood coagulates
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n (pl -ra) antisuero
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warm autos, anti-CD38/ CD47 patients, high-frequency antigen, no antisera available, recently transfused; (b) avoidance of generating antibodies that could harm future transfusion outcomes (regularly transfused patients, i.e.
Traditionally, the red blood cell antigens have been identified using serological methods that involve the use of antisera, a blood serum that contains antibodies for testing.
Majority of the cases are caused by Salmonella typhi, which is usually confirmed by agglutination with appropriate antisera or by the Vitek system.
Of three test antigens (6, 8 and 10 million cells/ml), one with 10 million cells showed visible agglutination with known antisera upto log 10-3 dilution (3000 cells/0.3 ml) as compared to other two antigens (8, 6 million cells/ml) that showed agglutination upto 10-2 dilution (24000cells/0.3ml, 18000cells/0.3ml respectively).
magister have not been studied using their polyclonal antisera. The antisera was raised, which against the hemocytes of C.
In IFE, which revealed the a-heavy-chain band, individual immunoglobulins are precipitated by antisera. With its lower detection limit, it is more diagnostically sensitive than protein electrophoresis.
To determine the effect of these differences on antigenicity, we assessed the relationships in a 2-way hemagglutination inhibition assay, using a panel of ferret antisera raised to related H7 viruses (Table).
To immunocapture the ToLCNDV, two antisera raised against Tomato yellow leaf curl virus-coat protein (TYLCV-CP) and African cassava mosaic virus-coat protein (ACMV-CP) were used.
Nath and colleagues [20] had attempted to produce high titre polyclonal antisera against RTBV and RTSV for use in simple rapid diagnostic tests.
In parallel studies, the specific signals for SL (29 kDa and 27 kDa) detected in liver and pituitary lysates could be totally abolished by preabsorption of SL antisera (1:5,000) with the SL recombinant proteins (0.1 mg/ml; Figure 4B).
After washing, the nitrocellulose membrane was placed in the solution of commercial polyclonal antisera for rabbits and cattle against Brucella for 1 h at 37[degrees]C.
The antisera from mice immunized with KLH coupled to altered VWF peptides were loaded individually in affinity columns bearing the corresponding normal versions of the VWF peptide.