<immunology> A protein molecule that often protrudes from the surface of a cell that can induce an immune response. The epitope is the part of the molecule that is responsible for this feature, whereas the carrier molecule results in the activity as an antigen.

Usually antigens are foreign to the host animal in which they produce a response.

(18 Nov 2007)

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