tumor-specific transplantation antigen

tumor-specific transplantation antigen

n. Abbr. TSTA
Any of several surface antigens of virus-transformed tumor cells, which elicit an immune rejection of the virus-free cells when transplanted into an individual that has been immunized against the specific cell-transforming virus.
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