transfer factor
noun Date: 1956 a substance that is produced and secreted by a lymphocyte functioning in cell-mediated immunity and that upon incorporation into a lymphocyte which has not been sensitized confers on it the same immunological specificity as the sensitized cell

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  • Transfer factor — Transfer factors are immune messenger molecules found in all higher animals. They are found in white blood cells, colostrum, and eggs. They are often given credit for the perpetuation of species by transferring immunity against many pathogens… …   Wikipedia

  • transfer factor — n a substance that is produced and secreted by a lymphocyte functioning in cell mediated immunity and that upon incorporation into a lymphocyte which has not been sensitized confers on it the same immunological specificity as the sensitized cell… …   Medical dictionary

  • transfer factor — transfer factor. См. фактор передачи [иммунитета]. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • transfer factor — perdavimo faktorius statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Dydis, lygus elektrinės grandinės išėjimo ir įėjimo signalų įtampų, srovių arba galių dalmeniui. atitikmenys: angl. transfer coefficient; transfer factor;… …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • transfer factor — perdavimo faktorius statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. transfer factor; transfer ratio vok. Übertragungsfaktor, m; Übertragungsverhältnis, n rus. коэффициент передачи, m pranc. facteur de transmission, m; rapport de transfert, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • transfer factor — A substance made by some white blood cells. Transfer factor from one person’s white blood cells may be able to cause a specific immune response when injected into the skin of another person …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • transfer factor — A dialysable factor obtained from sensitised T cells by freezing and thawing, that may possibly immunopotentiate animals. The transfer of specific immunity from one animal to another has been claimed …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • transfer factor — Immunol. a lymphocyte product that, when extracted from T cells of an individual with immunity to a particular antigen, can confer that immunity when administered to another individual of the same species. [1955 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • transfer factor — trans′fer fac tor n. imu a lymphocyte product that, when extracted from T cells of an individual with immunity to a particular antigen, can confer that immunity when administered to another individual of the same species • Etymology: 1955–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • transfer factor — noun : a substance that is produced and secreted by a lymphocyte functioning in cell mediated immunity and that upon incorporation into a lymphocyte which has not been sensitized confers upon it the same immunological specificity as the… …   Useful english dictionary

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