The antigenic determinant on the constant or nonvariable region of an allotype. [allo- + -tope]

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al·lo·tope (alґo-tōp) a site on the constant or nonvarying portion of an antibody molecule that can be recognized by a combining site of other antibodies. Cf. idiotope.

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  • allotope — (= allotypic determinant) The structural region of an antigen that distinguishes it from another allotype of that antigen …   Dictionary of molecular biology

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  • Idiotopes — An idiotope is the unique set of antigenic determinants of the variable portion of an antibody.cite web |url= hl dorlands.jspzQzpgzEzzSzppdocszSzuszSzcommonzSzdorlandszSzdorlandzSzdmd i 01zPzhtm… …   Wikipedia

  • idiotope — Single antigenic determinant of an idiotype. SEE ALSO: idiotypic antigenic determinant. SYN: idiotypic antigenic determinant. [idio + tope] set of idiotopes (antigenic determinants) of either the immunoglobulin or T cell receptor v …   Medical dictionary

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