Australia antigen


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Related to Australia antigen: hepatitis B core antigen, HBsAg, Surface Antigen

Aus·tra·li·a an·ti·gen

[MIM*209800]
an antigen so called because first recognized in an Australian aborigine, but now known to be a subunit of the hepatitis B virus surface antigen.
Synonym(s): Au antigen (2) , Aus antigen
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Australia antigen

, Australian antigen
A term formerly used for hepatitis B surface antigen.
See also: antigen
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Australia antigen

The hepatitis B virus surface ANTIGEN (HBsAg).
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Australia antigen and lepromatous leprosy studies in South India and elsewhere.
[5] first described the Australia antigen and stated that this antigen could be identified in the sera of many hemophiliacs who had received multiple transfusions.

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