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(krôs′rē-ăk′shən, krŏs′-)
The reaction between an antigen and an antibody that was generated against a different but similar antigen.

cross′-re·act′ v.
cross′-re·ac′tive adj.
cross′-re·ac·tiv′i·ty n.
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(of an antigen or antibody) to participate in a cross-reaction.
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Duque emphasized that no specific tests can prove 100 percent that a person had dengue as laboratory tests can cross-react with other mosquito-borne diseases such as Chikungunya, Japanese encephalitis or Zika virus.
There is only one way for them to come together and they do not cross-react with proteins from other pairs."
They may, actually develop antibodies against the artificial milk that they are taking and this can cross-react to some organs in their bodies.
The STELLUX[R] Chemi Glucagon ELISA is highly specific with 100% cross-reactivity to glucagon, and does not cross-react with other proglucagon peptides such as oxyntomodulin, glicentin and the incretins glucagon-like peptide-1 and gastric inhibitory polypeptide.
In particular, most POC whole blood analyzers which use L-lactate oxidase cross-react with glycolate or glyoxylate, breakdown products from ethylene glycol (Figure 3), leading to large false lactate elevations [5, 7].
We have developed and validated a new bead-based Luminex assay that detects intact BNP1-32, does not cross-react with proBNP, and with the exception of BNP2-32 does not recognize truncated BNP metabolites.
The three recombinant antigens were found to cross-react with the sera of goats infected with gastrointestinal strongyle nematodes and Taenia hydatigenia equally.
The standard practice of using the glycemic index restriction diet for autoimmune diabetes does not consider dietary proteins that have the potential to immunologically cross-react with pancreatic islet cells.
(3) Patients with MPA may also have an immune disorder and present with several different specificities of antibodies which may cross-react with foreign proteins.
"[In these disorders,] gluten may cross-react with thyroid tissue, tricking the body into producing antibodies against the thyroid," Brownstein says.
Even monoclonal antibodies developed for the diagnosis of specific salivarian trypanosome species have been shown to cross-react all together [7, 8].