antigen

A substance inducing and reacting in an immune response. Normally antigens have molecular weights greater than about 1 kD. The antigenic determinant group is termed an epitope and the association of this with a carrier molecule (that may be part of the same molecule) makes it active as an antigen. Thus dinitrophenol-modified human serum albumin is antigenic to humans, dinitrophenol being the hapten. Usually antigens are foreign to the animal in w … ...

Antigen

The descriptor applied to any substance that produces a specific immune response when it enters the tissues of an animal.

Antigen

Foreign substance stimulating an immune response by being recognised as 'non-self.'

antigen

Foreign substance that when introduced into body tissues, induces an immune response by a specific antibody. See antibody.

antigen

(Ag) Type: Term Pronunciation: an′ti-jen Definitions: 1. Any substance that, as a result of coming in contact with appropriate cells, induces a state of sensitivity or immune responsiveness and that reacts in a demonstrable way with antibodies or immune cells of the sensitized subject in vivo or in vitro. Modern usage tends to ...
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Antigen

is any of various substances that are foreign to the body and, when introduced into the body, stimulate production of antibodies. Antigens include protein or polysaccharide such as bacteria, bacterial toxins, viruses, foreign blood cells, and the cells of transplanted organs.
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antigen

component of a foreign biological substance (transplanted tissue, invading virus, etc.), which stimulates the host’s immune system to attack that foreign substance by elaborating an antibody (q.v.) that destroys the antigen and, in so doing, usually results in damage to the “invader”
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Antigen

Any foreign substance, such as a virus, bacterium, or protein, that elicits an immune response by stimulating the production of antibodies. (See Antigenic determinant, antigenic switching.)
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antigen

Molecule of carbohydrate or protein which stimulates the production of an antibody, with which it reacts specifically.
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antigen

[n] - any substance (as a toxin or enzyme) that stimulates the production of antibodies
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Antigen

A substance foreign to the body which causes the production of antibodies. See Lymphocyte.
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Antigen

Component of a foreign biological substance (transplanted tissue, invading virus, etc.), which stimulates the host`s immune system to attack that foreign substance by elaborating an antibody
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antigen

The descriptor applied to any substance that produces a specific immune response when it enters the tissues of an animal.
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Antigen

A substance, usually a protein, that induces the formation of defending antibodies.
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Antigen

A substance that stimulates the production of antibodies.
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Antigen

Antigen: A substance that is capable of causing the production of an antibody. Antigens may or may not lead to an allergic reaction. Allergens are antigens that cause an allergic reaction and the production of IgE.
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antigen

Virus coded cell surface antigens that appear soon after the infection of a cell by virus, but before virus replication has begun. ... See: early gene. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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antigen

noun any substance (as a toxin or enzyme) that stimulates an immune response in the body (especially the production of antibodies)
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antigen

(an´tĭ-jәn) any substance capable, under appropriate conditions, of inducing a specific immune response and reacting with the products of that response; that is, with specific antibody or specifically sensitized T lymphocytes, or both. Antigens may be soluble substances, such as toxins and foreign proteins, or part...
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antigen

foreign substance that, when introduced into the body, is capable of stimulating an immune response, specifically activating lymphocytes, which are ... [29 related articles]
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antigen

(antibody + Gr. gennan to produce) any substance which is capable, under appropriate conditions, of inducing a specific immune response and of reacting with the products of that response, that is, with specific antibody or specifically sensitized T-lymphocytes, or both. Antigens may be soluble substances, such as toxins and foreign proteins, or pa....
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Antigen

Any foreign material that is specifically bound by specific antibody or specific lymphocytes; also used loosely to describe materials used for immunization. Antigens may also be immunogens if they are able to trigger an immune response, or haptens if not.
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Antigen

is any of various substances that are foreign to the body and, when introduced into the body, stimulate production of antibodies. Antigens include protein or polysaccharide such as bacteria, bacterial toxins, viruses, foreign blood cells, and the cells of transplanted organs.
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antigen

any substance that stimulates the immune system to produce antibodies. Antigens are often foreign substances such as invading bacteria or viruses. (See also immunogen.)
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Antigen

The substance in a foreign body which evokes antibody production specific to it.
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