Definition of cross-reaction in English:

cross-reaction

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noun

Biochemistry
  • The reaction of an antibody with an antigen other than the one which gave rise to it.
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    • Cross reactions occur between retroviral glycoproteins and lymphocyte surface receptors.
    • Participants with a history of adverse reactions to peas, beans, or peanuts were excluded because of possible cross reactions to soya protein.
    • Prions exist in very low concentrations in the body, and the cross reaction with other proteins makes the identification of these prions difficult.

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