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Descriptor English: Epitopes
Descriptor Spanish: Epítopos
Descriptor Portuguese: Epitopos
Descriptor French: Épitopes
Entry term(s): Antigenic Determinant
Antigenic Determinants
Antigenic Specificity
Determinant, Antigenic
Determinants, Antigenic
Epitope
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: entry term 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: 2020/05/27
Epitopes - Preferred
Concept UI M0001403
Scope note Sites on an antigen that interact with specific antibodies.
Preferred term Epitopes
Entry term(s) Antigenic Determinant
Antigenic Determinants
Determinant, Antigenic
Determinants, Antigenic
Epitope
Antigenic Specificity - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0001404
Preferred term Antigenic Specificity
Entry term(s) Specificity, Antigenic



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