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Substances that are foreign to the body and cause the production of antibodies. Toxins, invading bacteria and viruses, and the cells of transplanted organs can all function as antigens.
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These extracts were carefully processed and were used as antigens.Myology and Serology of the Avian Family Fringillidae|William B. Stallcup
It is not impossible that protamines and histones might be found to act as specific antigens if they were not so toxic.The Organism as a Whole|Jacques Loeb
Antigens were considered by Ehrlich to be proteins or to be related to proteins.
In these antigens he could detect only fatty acids or salts of fatty acids.
Interrelationships and evolutionary patterns of cellular antigens in columbidae.Jaw Musculature of the Mourning and White-winged Doves|Robert L. Merz