cross reaction


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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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Cross reaction between sheep and goat pox viruses using immunofluorescence and virus neutralization tests do exist (Soad et al.
While, with immuno-diagnostics the cross reactions to other pathogens is the main problem (Burridge et al.
The most protective vaccines also cause cross reactions in diagnostic tests for the disease.
Therefore, we concluded that AMA-M2 and TPOAb may also be caused by cross reactions, indicating to our patient's immune disorder which may have generated cross-reactive antibodies.