early antigens

early antigens

Antigens on the surface of cells that are coded for by viral genes and appear very soon after cell invasion and before synthesis of viral nucleic acid starts.
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But the stone in the shoe was the high early antigens ([greater than or equal to] 1:640), which didn't make sense in the chronic patient.
This chronically infected B cell produces excessive IgG and early antigen IgG.
In brief, we used indirect immunofluorescence for IgG and IgM antibodies to the VCA and the combined restricted and diffuse components of early antigens (EA R + D).
Titers of antibodies to the Epstein-Barr early antigen and Epstein-Barr nuclear antigen, measured as P107, were correlated to concentrations of organochlorines to evaluate the possibility of an interaction between these factors in the pathogenesis of HCL.
A latent infection is established, which is balanced by the immune response of the host, and antibodies to the Epstein-Barr early antigen (EA), viral capsid antigen (VCA), and Epstein-Barr nuclear antigen (EBNA) may be detected (18).