Like The Rest But More Specific.....

a: Epitope ~
b: teeth on a key

What: An epitope is the portion of an an antibody that gives that antibody specificity. Antibodies are often compared to a lock and key mechanism. One key formation fits a particular lock. But the portion of the Antibody/key that gives that specificity is the epitope which typically is small portion of the binding site of that antibody.

Writer: Lucretia
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 6 2013 12:57 PM

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