antigen peptides

antigen peptides

the protein fragments that bind to MHC molecules.

an·ti·gen pep·tides

(an'ti-jen pep'tīdz)
The protein fragments that bind to MHC molecules.
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By controlling the presentation of antigen peptides to the immunoregulatory T helper cells, new classes of drugs can be developed to enhance vaccines or to suppress autoimmune disease.
These include infusion of vaccines consisting of hapten-modified autologous melanoma cells, poorly characterized tumor lysates, peripheral blood mononuclear cells loaded with tumor antigen peptides plus adjuvants, and the use of melanoma vaccines combined with therapies designed to eliminate pathways and signals that would down-regulate a protective immune response to the vaccine.