Immunology Abbreviations

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Abbreviations Used in Immunology

Abbreviation:

Definition:

Ab

antibody

ADCC

antibody dependent cellular cytotoxicity

Ag

antigen

APC

antigen presenting cell

B cell

bursa-derived lymphocyte

BSA

bovine serum albumin

c

with (L.= ***)

C

constant

C'

complement

CD

cluster designation antigen

CMI

cell mediated immunity

Con A

concanavalin A

CSA

colony stimulating factor

CTL

cytotoxic lymphocytes

ECF

eosinophil chemotactic factor

ELISA

enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay

ER

endoplasmic reticulum

Fab

fragment of antibody; from papain digest

F(ab')2

fragment resulting after pepsin digest

FACS

fluorescent-activated cell sorter

Fc

fragment crystallizable; from papain digest

GVH

graft versus host (disease)

H

chain heavy…

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