nuclear antigen


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nuclear antigen

An antigen present in the cells of patients with certain types of connective tissue disorders. Corticosteroids can be very helpful in treating patients with high concentrations of nuclear antigen.
See also: antigen
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Schulz, "Latent nuclear antigen of Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus interacts with RING3, a homolog of the Drosophila female sterile homeotic (fsh) gene," Journal of Virology, vol.
Proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) is a protein that exists in cell nuclei.
[32] have used a one-step amplification targeting the gene encoding the EBNA-2 nuclear antigen. EBV was detected in mouth washings of 21 (23%) out of 91 seropositive healthy adults.
The high degree of agreement with the ELISA results with respect to the specificities for the extractable nuclear antigens we analyzed justifies our confidence in the basis for the NALIA system.
Use of proliferating cell nuclear antigen as a marker of liver regeneration after partial hepatectomy in rats.
Reagents: MTT (3-(4,5-dimethylthiazole-2-yl)-2, 5-diphenyltetrazolium-bromide), PAF (1-0-alkyl-2-acetyl-sn-glyceryl-3-phosphorylcholine), TPS (trypsin), NAC, PDTC (pyrrolidine dithiocarbamate) and monoclonal antibody against PCNA (proliferating cell nuclear antigen) were purchased from Sigma Corporation, St.Louis, USA.
At her primary care physician's office, she had serologic testing done for EBV viral capsid antigen (VCA), early antigen (EA), and nuclear antigen (EBNA).
Tests for antibodies to Epstein-Barr viral capsid antigen (EBVCA) or Epstein-Barr nuclear antigen (EBNA) are the most sensitive, are highly specific, and are also the most expensive for diagnosing infectious mononucleosis (strength of recommendation [SOR]: C, based on validating cohort study).
They also found that fibroid-cell cultures treated with CDB-2914 had lower concentrations of two proteins: proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) and Bcl-2.
An altered immune response to Epstein-Barr nuclear antigen 1 in pediatric systemic lupus erythematosus.
Of the four serology tests, the Epstein-Barr nuclear antigen (EBNA) test can be the most misleading.
The researchers suspect that the gene responsible for KSHV's capacity to hide out is latency-associated nuclear antigen (LANA).

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