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Found Antibody 103 times.

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1. Absorption
The process of absorbing; specifically: * In physiology, it refers to the movement of liquids and solute s into cells by way of diffusion or osmosis. * In chemistry, it refers to the drawing of a gas or liquid into the pores of a permeable solid. * In immunology, it refers to a process in which an antigen or antibody is used to pull an analogous antigen or antibody out of a solution. Compare adsorption .

2. Abzyme (pl. abzymes)
An antibody with catalytic activity.

3. AFC (antibody-forming cells)
Stands for "antibody-forming cells," which are B cells (plasma cell s) that are dedicated to producing secreted antibodies.

4. Agar-gel reaction
The reaction between an antibody and an antigen during an immunology lab procedure where the two are allowed to diffuse toward each other through an agar-gel medium. Lines of precipitation form in the places on the gel where the two react with each other and shows where the reaction has occurred.

5. Alkaline phosphatase
An enzyme which hydrolyzes phosphate ester s and works best in the pH range of 9 to 11; it catalyzes the removal of phospate groups near the 5' end of linear DNA strands such as restricted plasmid molecules. This enzyme is typically obtained from calf intestinal tissue or E. coli and is used widely in gene cloning experiments and in enzyme-antibody conjugates in ELISA and immunochemistry .

6. Amboceptor
An antibody which can combine both with a cellular antigen (such as a virus or bacterium ) and with a complement because it has two combining elements.

7. Anergize
To cause an organism to become unable to respond to an antigen (such as invading foreign particles) or to an antibody .

8. Anergy
* immunology - The failure of an organism's immune system to respond to an antigen or an antibody . * medicine - An aberrant shortage of energy.

9. Antibody
A protein that is produced in response to an antigen (often a virus or bacterium ). It is able to combine with and neutralize the antigen.

10. Antibody technology
Techniques for the synthesis of polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies for use in research, diagnostics and therapeutics.


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