encephalitogen


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en·ceph·a·li·to·gen

(en-sef'ă-lī'tō-jen),
An agent that evokes encephalitis, particularly with reference to the antigen that produces experimental allergic encephalomyelitis.
[encephalitis + G. -gen, producing]
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In-vivo and in-vitro immunological cross-reaction between basic encephalitogen and synthetic basic polypeptides capable of suppressing experimental allergic encephalomyelitis.

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