Epitope, T-lymphocyte

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Epitope, T-lymphocyte [r]: Sites on antigens that are recognized by T-lymphocytes. Antigenic determinants recognized and bound by the T-cell receptor. Epitopes recognized by the T-cell receptor are often located in the inner, unexposed side of the antigen, and become accessible to the T-cell receptors after proteolytic processing of the antigen. [e]

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