Definition of immunofluorescence in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌɪmjʊnəʊˌflʊəˈrɛs(ə)ns/
/ɪˌmjuːnəʊˌflʊəˈrɛs(ə)ns/ /ˌɪmjʊnəʊˌflɔːˈrɛs(ə)ns/ /ɪˌmjuːnəʊˌflɔːˈrɛs(ə)ns/


[mass noun] Biochemistry
A technique for determining the location of an antigen (or antibody) in tissues by reaction with an antibody (or antigen) labelled with a fluorescent dye.
Example sentences
  • Paired sera were tested using immunofluorescence or enzyme immunoassay methods to establish the serologic diagnosis.
  • The resulting immunofluorescence images indicated antibody binding to the membrane through an increase in the intensity of the vesicle border upon the addition of the labeled antibody.
  • This is consistent with the uniformly distributed receptors found with immunofluorescence labeling.



Example sentences
  • Untreated cells from the AF and TZ showed a cortical localization of actin as visualized by immunofluorescent labeling.
  • The team used polymerase chain reaction technology and an immunofluorescent antibody test to identify the virus, and the scientists suspect that the disease originated from animals.
  • Until recently, visualization of cytoskeletal filaments was mainly limited to immunofluorescent staining of fixed cells or fluorescent analog cytochemistry for living cells.
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