cell-surface marker


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marker

 [mahr´ker]
something that identifies or that is used to identify; see also determinant.
cell-surface marker an antigenic determinant found on the surface of a specific type of cell.
tumor marker a biochemical substance indicative of presence of a tumor; ideally, it should be specific, sensitive, and proportional to tumor load. Called also biomarker.

cell-surface marker

an antigenic determinant found on the surface of a specific type of cell.

cell-surface marker,

n an antigenic area on the surface of a cell that identifies that cell as a particular type.
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For absolute changes of all analyzed cell-surface markers based on an increment of 1 [micro]g/[m.
However, the authors noted that labeling with CD3 was variable among the neoplastic cell populations throughout the body: not all of the neoplastic cells were positive for CD3, suggesting that some neoplastic cells had lost their characteristic cell-surface markers.
The discovery of bona fide cell-surface markers for lung cancer is a key initial step in the development of lung cancer specific molecular imaging probes.