A molecule not immunogenic by itself but that, when coupled to a macromolecular carrier, can elicit antibodies directed against itself.

Microbiology. . 2009.

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  • hapten — hapten. См. полуантиген. (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.

  • hapten — HAPTÉN s. n. substanţă care, asociată cu o protidă, îi conferă calităţile unui antigen. (< fr. haptène) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • hapten — [hap′tēn΄hap′ten΄] n. [Ger < Gr haptein, to fasten, touch + Ger en, ENE] a compound which, when coupled with a protein or other molecule, can cause the formation of antibodies: also haptene [hap′tēn΄] haptenic [hap ten′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Hapten — A hapten is a small molecule which can elicit an immune response only when attached to a large carrier such as a protein; the carrier may be one which also does not elicit an immune response by itself. (Generally, only large molecules, infectious …   Wikipedia

  • hapten — Could be considered an isolated epitope: although a hapten (by definition) has an antibody directed against it, the hapten alone will not induce an immune response if injected into an animal, it must be conjugated to a carrier (usually a protein) …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • hapten — /hap ten/, n. Immunol. a substance having a single antigenic determinant that can react with a previously existing antibody but cannot stimulate more antibody production unless combined with other molecules; a partial antigen. Also, haptene /hap… …   Universalium

  • Hapten — Haptene sind kleine organische Moleküle, wie z. B. Atrazin oder Digoxigenin. Sie gehören zur Gruppe der Antigene, unterscheiden sich jedoch von diesen dadurch, dass sie nicht alleine in der Lage sind, eine Immunreaktion hervorzurufen. Dies ist… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • hapten — A molecule that is incapable, alone, of causing the production of antibodies but can, however, combine with a larger antigenic molecule called a carrier. A h. carrier complex can stimulate production of antibodies, some of which combine with the… …   Medical dictionary

  • hapten — /ˈhæptən/ (say haptuhn) noun a small molecule which cannot by itself elicit an immune response but which needs to be attached to a larger carrier in order to do so. {German hapten, from Greek haptein to fasten} …   Australian English dictionary

  • hapten — noun Etymology: German, from Greek haptein to fasten Date: 1921 a small separable part of an antigen that reacts specifically with an antibody but is incapable of stimulating antibody production except in combination with a carrier protein… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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