Expliaining term epitope

Explain the term epitope? Describe in detail.




The smallest unit of the antigenesity is termed as antigenic determinant or the epitope.

The part of antigen where the antibody reacts is called as a epitope or antigenic determinant.

It is defined as the small area possessing specific chemical structure and stereo configuration on antigen that are capable of sensitizing the immuno site and of reacting along with its complimentary site on specific antibody.

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