alloimmune

adjective

al·​lo·​im·​mune ˌal-ō-i-ˈmyün How to pronounce alloimmune (audio)
: of, relating to, or characterized by isoimmunization
Various studies over the past decade have indicated that the alloimmune response, mediated by anti-HLA antibodies, plays a key role in the failure of kidney allografts; this concept has been extended to heart, lung, and composite tissue transplants.Alexandre Loupy et al., The New England Journal of Medicine

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“Alloimmune.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/alloimmune. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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