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<immunology> The concept due to Jerne that the entire specific immune system within an animal is made up of a series of interacting molecules and cell surface receptors, based on the idea that every antibody combining site carries its own marker antigens or idiotypes and that these in turn may be recognised by another set of antibody combining sites and so on.
This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology
(11 Mar 2008)
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