agretope


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ag·re·tope

(ag-rē'tōp),
That part of a processed antigen that binds to the major histocompatibility complex molecule.

ag·re·tope

(ag'rĕ-tōp)
That part of a processed antigen that binds to the major histocompatibility complex molecule.
[antigen + restriction + -tope]
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The HLA-B51 molecule is probably primarily involved in BD development because of the presence of agretopes that have a high affinity for the B51 molecule in some BD-provoking extrinsic factors.