cross reactivity


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to cross reactivity: cross reaction

cross reactivity

The ability of an antibody to bind with more than one antigen or of an antigen to bind with more than one antibody.
See also: reactivity
References in periodicals archive ?
In the areas where Chagas disease is endemic, there is often a superposition of parasitic diseases, the antibodies of which have shown to have cross reactivity with T cruzi.
Lack of allergic cross reactivity to cephalosporins among patients allergic to penicillins.
The Company's first new service offering will be tissue cross reactivity testing for therapeutic antibodies in order to supply clients with critical data required by regulatory authorities such as the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMEA),for investigational new drug submissions.
25 Vitamin D2 and D3 and effectively eliminates cross reactivity with other vitamin D metabolites.
Our initial sensitivity data and cross reactivity results on the OXY test looks very encouraging," said Aromando.
This enhances sensitivity and improves specificity by allowing lower cross reactivity than most commercial antibodies.
In addition, some limited cross reactivity between secondary antibodies or unexpected reactions by reagents, due to variability in antigen expression, may be noted.