cross reactivity


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to cross reactivity: cross reaction

cross reactivity

The ability of an antibody to bind with more than one antigen or of an antigen to bind with more than one antibody.
See also: reactivity
References in periodicals archive ?
The Company's first new service offering will be tissue cross reactivity testing for therapeutic antibodies in order to supply clients with critical data required by regulatory authorities such as the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMEA),for investigational new drug submissions.
Our initial sensitivity data and cross reactivity results on the OXY test looks very encouraging," said Aromando.
In the areas of cell mediated response and cross reactivity, QS-21 is unique as an adjuvant.
This enhances sensitivity and improves specificity by allowing lower cross reactivity than most commercial antibodies.