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Antigens

  • Miroslav Ferenčík
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Abstract

Antigens (from the Greek “anti” = against and “gen” = to form) are macromolecular substances of natural or artificial (synthetic) origin, recognized by the immune system as foreign (non-self). After administration to a suitable (competent) organism, the antigens stimulate formation of antibodies, lymphokines, regulatory and effector T-lymphocytes, i.e. they induce an immune response.

Keywords

Blood Group Antigenic Determinant Conformational Determinant Blood Group Antigen Polysaccharide Chain 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Miroslav Ferenčík
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  1. 1.Institute of Immunology, Faculty of MedicineComenius UniversityBratislavaCzechoslovakia

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