nonself


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nonself

 [non´self]
in immunology, pertaining to foreign antigens; see also self.

nonself

/non·self/ (non´self) in immunology, pertaining to foreign antigens.

nonself

(nŏn-sĕlf′)
n.
That which the immune system identifies as foreign to the body.

nonself

, non-self (non′self″)
In immunology, pert. to matter recognized by the body as foreign, e.g., pathogens or pollen, and thereby provoking an attack by the body's immune system.
nonself
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The role of microbial pattern recognition in self: nonself discrimination in innate and adaptative immunity.
gt;50 bp) that are absent in the self should provide a very analytically sensitive, background-free measurement of nonself DNA.
Jungck: Common fixed points for noncontinuous nonself maps on a nonnumeric space, Far East J.
More specifically, I propose that this metaphysical reality is manifested most clearly in the biological reality that a woman's body--her immune system in particular--is able to distinguish self from nonself.
Smith uses the analogy of distant adjustment in vision to specifically discuss altruism, that is, how to allocate resources between the self and an important nonself other.
The power to recognize sibs could be just a by-product of an ability to recognize self from nonself in plants, he says.
It is hoped that immunologic tolerance to certain nonself antigens, such as alloantigens in organ transplants, can be established as stably as natural tolerance to self-constituents.
At the root of the wood wide web: self recognition and nonself incompatibility in mycorrhizal networks.
The nonself view denies the very existence of the self and therefore the individual identity.
Mishra, Coincidences and fixed points of nonself hybrid contractions, J.
This model is based on the discrimination principle that the immune system adopts to distinguish between self and nonself.
Immunology scientists traditionally described the human immune system as the problem of distinguishing "self" from dangerous "non-self" and eliminating dangerous nonself.