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Descriptor English: Epitopes
Descriptor Spanish: Epítopos
Descriptor Portuguese: Epitopos
Descriptor French: Épitopes
Entry term(s): Antigenic Determinants
Antigenic Specificity
Determinants, Antigenic
Specificity, Antigenic
Tree number(s): D23.050.550
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000939
Scope note: Sites on an antigen that interact with specific antibodies.
Annotation: X ref ANTIGENIC DETERMINANTS: do not confuse with genetic determinants ( = GENES or specific)
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
DE drug effects
EC economics
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PH physiology
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UL ultrastructure
UR urine
Previous Indexing: Antigens (1966-1969)
Public MeSH Note: 96; was ANTIGENIC DETERMINANTS 1972-95
History Note: 96; was ANTIGENIC DETERMINANTS 1970-95 (as Prov 1970-71)
Related: Antibodies, Anti-Idiotypic MeSH
Antibody Affinity MeSH
Epitope Mapping MeSH
Molecular Mimicry MeSH
DeCS ID: 947
Unique ID: D000939
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1972/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2005/06/30
Epitopes - Preferred
Concept UI M0001403
Scope note Sites on an antigen that interact with specific antibodies.
Preferred term Epitopes
Entry term(s) Antigenic Determinants
Determinants, Antigenic
Antigenic Specificity - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0001404
Preferred term Antigenic Specificity
Entry term(s) Specificity, Antigenic



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