human-leukocyte-antigen system

Abbreviation: HLA

Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture . 2015.

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  • antigen — Any substance that, as a result of coming in contact with appropriate cells, induces a state of sensitivity and/or immune responsiveness after a latent period (days to weeks) and that reacts in a demonstrable way with antibodies and/or immune… …   Medical dictionary

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