haptene


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hapten

, haptene, haptin (hap′ten″) (hap′tĭn) (hap″tēn) [Gr. haptein, to seize]
A substance that does not act as an antigen or stimulate an immune response on its own but can do so when combined with an immunogenic carrier molecule.

hapten, haptene

a small-molecular-weight either inorganic or organic molecule that alone is not antigenic but which when linked to a carrier protein, e.g. albumin, is antigenic; the antibody so produced will react with the hapten alone.
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Themes: Paracelsus Dietary Approach to Cancer, Orthomolecular Supplementation, Phytotherapy, Haptenes and Enderleinian Remedies, Diagnostic Testing, Applications of Mistletoe, IV Protocols, Estrogen Metabolism and Excretions.
After washing away unbound IgE, we stimulated cells with DNP-bovine serum albumin (BSA) complexes (10 haptenes per carrier molecule used at 10 ng/mL; Biosearch Technologies, Inc.
Themes: Paracelsus Dietary Approach to Cancer, Orthomolecular Supple mentation, Phytotherapy, Haptenes and Enderleinian Remedies, Diagnostic Testing, Applications of Mistletoe.