No. In an autoimmune disease, the body attacks his own cells which become for unkonwn reason recognized as a foreign body (antigen). While in cancer, certain body cells divide without control. So autoimmune and cancer indicate unrelated terms.
no, with a weakend immune system they are more likely to become sick. *edit: I don't know the answer to this question but I do know that having an autoimmune disease does not necessarily mean that you have a weakend [sic] immune system. In fact, autoimmune disorders are classified as a type of hypersensitivity, i.e. to some kind of self antigen.
An antigen is any large molecule or organism which triggers a specific (rather than generalised) immune response against itself within the host body. When the body detects an antigen, the adaptive immune system produces B & T lymphocytes with antigen receptors on their surface of specific shape to bind with, and destroy that antigen; the process takes a few days, but once made, antigen receptors for that pathogen remain in the body ready to mount a much faster attack should the same antigen be encountered in the future. Some antigens only trigger a response in somepeople - for instance, pollen causes hayfever (which is an immune response) in some people, but not in others; in autoimmune disorders, the body mistakes normal body cells for antigens, and attacks them in - in multiple sclerosis, myelin is seen as an antigen, and is destroyed. In vaccinations, dead or weakened antigens are introduced into the body, which then produces lymphocytes to deal with it & any future invasions by that antigen, giving the person immunity.
Certain HLA types have been linked to diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, serum lupus erythematosus, and other autoimmune disorders.
It has antigen B, if it was antigen A the antigen would clot with the A-antibodies in the blood plasma.
Abwehrstoff or Antigen
the antigen must bind to the receptor
It is an autoimmune disease
Chlamydia is not autoimmune.
epitopes on the antigen while the paratopes on the antibody
An antigen is a protein made in response to a specific antigen.
Another term for univalent antigen
A soluble antigen is a viral antigen that remains after the virus has been removed. A particulate antigen is produced by particles such as dust and germs.
For some people, bee pollen acts as an antigen and gives them hives.
Antibodies bind the antigen, which then targets the antigen for elimination by innate mechanisms
One term that is used is antigen. An antiGEN will GENerate an ANTIbody which will 'kill' the antigen.
Has no antigen in many textbooks it will state "no A-antigen and no B-antigen"(which imply the possibility of some other antigen) and some will even say, "no antigen" (which is true; antigens are things that attach to antigen binding sites, thus, if it does not fit any antigen binding sites, it is technically not a antigen but merely a "enzyme/protein") but this is just to reduce unnecessary and irrelevant information; they are only concerned about A-antibody, B-antibody, A-antigen, and B-antigen. Nonetheless, know that there are in fact antigens on o blood cells, they are just inactive. My guess is, N acetyl glactosamine on A antigen and Galactose on B antigens are Epitopes (: a small specific regions on antigens that are bound by the antigen receptors on lymphocytes and by secreted antibodies.) Antigens without epitopes will not be detected by antigen binding sites.
The majority of antibodies bind secreted or membrane bound antigens and do not penetrate cells. Antibodies can be taken up into cells via endocytosis. However, a subset of autoantibodies isolated from autoimmune diseases in humans and mouse models are able to penetrate cells and bind to their antigen in the cytoplasm or nucleus (e.g. anti-DNA autoantibodies).
Robert M. Nakamura has written: 'Laboratory tests in the diagnosis of autoimmune disorders' -- subject(s): Autoimmune diseases, Diagnosis, Laboratory Diagnosis 'Primary Reference Preparations Used to Standardize Calibration of Immunochemical Assays for Serum Prostate Specific Antigen (Psa)' 'Agglutination Analyses' 'Humorous and Creative Axioms for Modern Managers'
O negative does not contain antigen.
Antigen Presenting Cell (APC)