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cross reaction

A reaction between an antibody and an antigen that is similar to the specific antigen for which the antibody was created. It enables immunoglobulins to cross-link and activate B cells.
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However, an anti-serum is capable of reacting with entities other than the whole, unique native protein of a single species because of multispecificity and cross reactions (Guttmann et al.
In addition, using recombinant DNA eliminates false positives that arise from cross reactions with extraneous cell debris included in the virus portion.
Vaccination is possible but less likely these days as the vaccine has to be specially imported, it does not stop shedding of the organism and it can cause cross reactions with the tuberculin test.
Finally, the new controls have been formulated to minimize cross reactions between ingredients and are otherwise stabilized to prolong their shelf-life, as long as 18 months under refrigerated storage and 30 days more once opened for use.