Definition of Immunofluorescence

1. Noun. (immunology) a technique that uses antibodies linked to a fluorescent dye in order to study antigens in a sample of tissue.

Generic synonyms: Technique
Category relationships: Immunology



Definition of Immunofluorescence

1. Noun. a technique that uses a fluorochrome to indicate a specific antigen-antibody reaction ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Immunofluorescence

1. A test or technique in which one or other component of an immunological reaction is made fluorescent by coupling with a fluorochrome such as fluorescein, phycoerythrin or rhodamine so that the occurrence of the reaction can be detected as a fluorescing antigen-antibody complex. Used in microscopy to localise small amounts of antigen or specific antibody. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Immunofluorescence

immunoediting
immunoelectron
immunoelectron microscopy
immunoelectrophoresis
immunoenhancement
immunoenhancer
immunoenhancing
immunoenzyme techniques
immunoepidemiologic
immunoepidemiology
immunoevasion
immunoevasive
immunoexpression
immunoferritin
immunofixation
immunofluorescence (current term)
immunofluorescence method
immunofluorescences
immunofluorescent
immunofluorescent stain
immunofluorescent studies
immunogen
immunogene
immunogeneses
immunogenesis
immunogenetic
immunogeneticist
immunogenetics
immunogenic
immunogenically

Literary usage of Immunofluorescence

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"Antibodies to early antigens were detected by indirect immunofluorescence in serums of many patients with infectious mononucleosis, Burkitt's lymphoma, ..."

2. IPM and Biological Control of Plant Pests: Field Crops: Bibliography January by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"Results obtained indicate that immunofluorescence is a much more ... immunofluorescence is also an inexpensive method to do regular virus analyses. ..."

3. Women And HIV Disease: Falling Through the Cracks (1993)
"Western blot immunofluorescence assay), if done, are positive; OR b. a serum specimen from a child < 15 months of age, whose mother is thought to have had ..."

4. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"Kaplan and Coons, who used immunofluorescence techniques (10), ... The present studies with immunofluorescence confirm their observations and indicate that ..."

5. Diarrhea and Malnutrition: Interactions, Mechanisms, and Interventions by Lincoln C. Chen, Nevin S. Scrimshaw (1983)
"Colostrum and milk macrophages have been shown by immunofluorescence techniques to possess surface and ... T-Lymphocytes, Indirect immunofluorescence with ..."

6. Manual of Microbiologic Monitoring of Laboratory Animals edited by Kim Waggie (1994)
"Indirect immunofluorescence assay (IFA) is also a sensitive method; it compares favorably with ... The antigen can be visualized by immunofluorescence (69). ..."

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