antigenic determinant

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antigenic determinant

[‚an·tə¦jen·ik di′tər·mə·nənt]
(immunology)
The portion of an antigen molecule that determines the specificity of the antigen-antibody reaction.
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Focusing on the epitope information, using N protein-specific mAbs we thoroughly mapped the antigenic determinants distributed on the SARS-CoV N protein.
The antigenic determinant sites located on the N protein were determined according to the specific binding of a mAb to the particular yeast-displayed protein.
Citrulline is an essential constituent of antigenic determinants recognized by rheumatoid arthritis-specific autoantibodies.
Two dominant neutralizing antigenic determinants of canine parvovirus are found on the threefold spike of the virus capsid.
Despite the extensive use of PSA as a clinical marker of prostate cancer, much is yet to be learned about the antigenic determinants on the PSA molecule (15).
The antigenic determinant of this antibody is unique, enabling it to be paired with any other PSA antibody.
Despite the widespread use of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) as a clinical marker of prostate cancer [1], little is known about the antigenic determinants of PSA involved in antibody recognition.