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id·i·o·tope

(id'ē-ō-tōp),
Single antigenic determinant of an idiotype.
See also: idiotypic antigenic determinant.
[idio- + -tope]

idiotope

[id′ē·ətōp′]
an antigenic determinant on a variable region of an immunoglobulin molecule.

idiotope

(ĭd′ē-ō-tōp)
A single antigenic determinant on a variable region of an antibody or T-cell receptor. A set of idiotopes make up the idiotype.

idiotope

an antigenic determinant on the variable region of an antibody.
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1986) The occurrence of anti-3-fucosyllactosamine antibodies and their crossrective idiotopes in preimmune and immune mouse sera.
The presence of a crossreactive idiotope on the heavy chains of many monoclonal antibodies against 3-FL suggested that their variable region structures might be very similar.
In a practical sense, it is not be possible to distinguish an idiotope from a paratope because the binding sites are equivalent.
Fab, the variable region of an immunoglobulin, containing the antigen combining site and idiotope.