cell-surface marker

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something that identifies or that is used to identify; see also determinant.
cell-surface marker an antigenic determinant found on the surface of a specific type of cell.
tumor marker a biochemical substance indicative of presence of a tumor; ideally, it should be specific, sensitive, and proportional to tumor load. Called also biomarker.
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For neutrophils (percentage and MFI) we analyzed only CDllb/CR3, CD14, CD 16, and CD64 [for full definition of cell-surface markers, see Supplemental Material, Table 1 (doi: 10.1289/ehp.1002543)].
For absolute changes of all analyzed cell-surface markers based on an increment of 1 [micro]g/[m.sup.3] in [PM.sub.2.5], see Supplemental Material, Table 5 (doi:10.1289/ehp.
Identification by Cell-Surface Markers. EPCs can be classified based on the expression of specific cell-surface antigens via flow cytometry (Table 1).
Studies in humans, generally bracketing adolescence (6-19 years of age), have shown major changes in peripheral lymphocyte subpopulations as determined with cell-surface markers (85).