Antigenic specificity : Species Specificity and Autospecificity

The antigenic specificity of the antigen is determined by antigenic determinants or epitopes. What is an Epitope? The immunologically active region of an immunogen that binds to antigen-specific membrane receptors on lymphocytes or secreted antibodies…

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Antigens determinants

Antigens : Determinants of antigenicity

Antigens are molecules that can be recognized by the immunoglobulin receptor of B cells or the T-cell receptor when complexed with the major histocompatibility complex (MHC). The term antigen is a shortened form of the…

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Innate immunity

Innate Immunity : Factors influencing innate immunity

The primary role of the immune system is to prevent or restrict infections caused by pathogenic microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi. The identification of microorganisms and foreign substances is the first occurrence…

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