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transfer factor

 (TF)
a factor occurring in sensitized lymphocytes that has the capacity to transfer delayed hypersensitivity to a normal (nonreactive) individual. It confers cell-mediated immunity and therefore has been found to be useful in treating conditions in which there is a disorder of immune response. As an adjunct to antibiotic therapy it is useful in the treatment of such antibiotic-resistant diseases as candidiasis, coccidioidomycosis, and leprosy.

trans·fer fac·tor

1. the transfer gene of a conjugative plasmid, especially of the resistance plasmid;
2. a dialyzable extract that is obtained from the leukocytes of a person with a delayed-type sensitivity and that, after injection into the skin of a nonsensitive person, transfers the specific sensitivity to the recipient;
3. Synonym(s): elongation factor

transfer factor

n.
Any of various small proteins that are obtained from donors with cell-mediated immunity to certain antigens and can confer this immunity when given to nonimmune recipients.

transfer factor (TF)

a leukocyte extract that transfers delayed hypersensitivity from one person to another. Transfer factor has been studied for its possible use in the treatment of chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis and Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome and as a means of transferring antitumor immunity to patients with various types of cancer.

trans·fer fac·tor

(trans'fĕr fak'tŏr)
1. The transfer gene of a conjugative plasmid, especially of the resistance plasmid.
2. A dialyzable extract that is obtained from the leukocytes of a person with a delayed-type sensitivity and that, following injection into the skin of a nonsensitive person, transfers the specific sensitivity to the recipient.
3. Synonym(s): elongation factor.

transfer factor

A LYMPHOKINE released by T cells that activates MACROPHAGES and prompts them to attack fungi.

transfer factor,

n a natural protein that is used to treat bacterial and viral diseases postulated to transfer im-munity from one cell to another, thereby boosting immune function.

transfer factor

a factor extractable from sensitized lymphocytes of some species that has the capacity to transfer delayed hypersensitivity to a normal (nonreactive) individual; abbreviated TF. It confers cell-mediated immunity and therefore has been found to be useful in treating conditions in which there is a disorder of immune response. As an adjunct to antibiotic therapy it has been used in the treatment of such antibiotic-resistant diseases as candidiasis and coccidioidomycosis.
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