Type: Term Pronunciation: aw′to-an′ti-jen Definitions: 1. A 'self' antigen; any tissue constituent that evokes an immune response by the host.
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A 'self' antigen; any tissue constituent that evokes an immune response to the host's tissues. ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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(aw″to-an´tĭ-jen) an antigen that, despite being a normal tissue constituent, is the target of a humoral or cell-mediated immune response, such as in autoimmune disease.
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autoantigen, autoantigenic 1. An antigen of one's own cells or cell products. Also called self-antigen. 2. A 'self antigen'; any tissue constituent that evokes an immune response to the host's tissues. Related-word units meaning same: equ-; homeo-; homo-; iso-; pari-; peer-; syn-; tauto-.
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autoantigen [ô′tō·an′tijin] Etymology: Gk, autos + anti, against, genein, to produce an endogenous body constituent that stimulates the production of autoantibodies and an autoimmune reaction. An autoantigen associated with Addison`s disease has been identified as the enzyme 17 α-hydroxylase. Also called self-antigen. See also antibody-sp.
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