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Antigen

- Proteins that are recognized by lymphocytes
- Two types: self antigens, foreign antigens

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Presentation

Peptides are displayed on the surface of APC’s in a way that T cells can recognize

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Epitope

- Highly specific antigenic determinant

- The small fragment of an antigen protein that is recognized by a T (or B) cell

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Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC)

- the protein scaffold on surface of dendritic cells that displays/presents the epitope to T-cells

- HLA (human leukocyte antigen) in humans

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APC

Antigen presenting cells

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TAP

Transporter associated with antigen presentation