Medical Definition of Antigen shift

1. A variation of the antigens expressed by a particular species of organisms. This is most commonly seen in microorganisms where there is a sudden escape from immune recognition. Compare: antigenic drift. See: antigenic variation. (18 Nov 2007)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Antigen Shift

antigang
antigangster
antigen
antigen-antibody complex
antigen-antibody reaction
antigen-binding site
antigen-combining site
antigen-presenting cell
antigen-responsive cell
antigen-sensitive cell
antigen excess
antigen interferon
antigen presentation
antigen processing
antigen shift (current term)
antigen unit
antigenaemia
antigenaemic
antigender
antigene
antigenemia
antigenemic
antigenerative
antigenes
antigenetics
antigenic
antigenic competition
antigenic complex
antigenic determinant

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