superantigenmedical dictionary

<immunology> Antigens, mostly from bacterial toxins, that interact with a set of T lymphocytes bearing a set of products of the V_T receptor genes, as a consequence superantigens activate large numbers of T-cells.

Staphylococcal enterotoxins are the best known superantigens and stimulate CD4 T-cells in humans. The Mls gene product in mice can act as a superantigen.

(19 Jan 1998)

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