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 (hăp′tĕn′) also hap·tene (-tēn′)
A small molecule that reacts with a specific antibody but does not induce an immune response unless bound to a larger molecule, usually a protein.

[German : Greek haptein, to fasten + German -en, noun suffix (from Greek -ēnē, -ene).]

hap·ten′ic adj.


(ˈhæptən) or


(Physiology) immunol an incomplete antigen that can stimulate antibody production only when it is chemically combined with a particular protein
[C20: from German, from Greek haptein to fasten]


(ˈhæp tɛn)

also hap•tene


a substance that reacts with antibodies but cannot by itself stimulate more antibodies; a partial antigen.
[1920–25; < German < Greek hápt(ein) to grasp + German -en -ene]
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Bu durumun fusidik asitin cogu haptene gore molekul yapisinin buyuk (>500kDa) olmasi nedeniyle oldugu dusunulmektedir.
Of the several animal models of intestinal inflammation, the well-characterized haptene reagent TNBS-induced colitis resembles human UC in its various histological features including infiltration of colonic mucosa by neutrophils and macrophages and increased production of inflammatory mediators including T helper type 1 profile of cytokines [12].
Tolerans gelisimi, haptene osgu baskilayici T hucrelerinin uyarilmasi ya da T hucrelerinin klonal azalmalari ile iliskili olabilir (1).