That part of a processed antigen that binds to the major histocompatibility complex molecule.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • agretope — Portion of antigen that interacts with an MHC molecule …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • epitope — That part of an antigenic molecule to which the T cell receptor responds; a site on a large molecule against which an antibody will be produced and to which it will bind. See also agretope …   Dictionary of molecular biology

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