immunoaffinity

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

immuno- +‎ affinity

Noun[edit]

immunoaffinity (uncountable)

  1. (biochemistry, noun adjunct) The specific chemical affinity between an antibody, or antibody domain, and an antigen
    an immunoaffinity column
    • 1994, Nikos K. Harakas, “Biospecific Affinity Chromatography”, in Roger G. Harrison editor, Protein Purification Process Engineering[1], ISBN 082479009X, page 61:
      The human endothelial plasminogen activator inhibitor (PAI-1) of t-PA was purified to homogeneity and partially sequenced directly from endothhelial [sic] cells by Sanzo (39), using the immunoaffinity of a monoclonal antibody against human t-PA.