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 (ăn′tĭ-jən) also an·ti·gene (-jēn′)
A molecule that is capable of binding to an antibody or to an antigen receptor on a T cell, especially one that induces an immune response. An antigen is usually a foreign substance, such as a toxin or a component of a virus, bacterium, or parasite.

an′ti·gen′ic (-jĕn′ĭk) adj.
an′ti·gen′i·cal·ly adv.
an′ti·ge·nic′i·ty (-jə-nĭs′ĭ-tē) n.
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the quality or extent of being antigenic
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n. antigenicidad, el estado o propiedad de producir una reacción inmune a un anticuerpo. V.: immunogenicity.
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In the last stage, we employed various rigorous filters to prioritize proteins based on features that are strongly associated with protective antigenicity, including adhesion, overall protein antigenicity, and density of B cell and T-cell epitopes.
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The antigenicity of each amino acid residue in the primary protein sequence was determined using a semi-empirical method (Kolaskar and Tongaonkar, 1990) which makes use of physicochemical properties of each amino acid and their frequencies of occurrence in experimentally known segmental epitopes.