- antigenic determinant
(= epitope)That part of an antigenic molecule against which a particular immune response is directed. For instance a tetra- to penta-peptide sequence in a protein, a tri- to penta-glycoside sequence in a polysaccharide. See also hapten. In the animal most antigens will present several or even many antigenic determinants simultaneously.
Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.
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