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Tolerogen

Definition
noun
A foreign antigen that suppresses immune response, or produces immune tolerance.
Supplement
In comparison with immunogen that induces an immune response, a tolerogen evokes immune tolerance.
Instead of inducing the immune system to be active, the tolerogen binds to the antigen receptor of the lymphocytes in order to suppress it.
Related forms: tolerogenic (adjective)
Variant: tolerogenic antigen
Compare: immunogen

See also: antigen


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