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The immune response is directed to epitopes on antigens; a bacterial cell has a multitude of different epitopes.

■ What is the difference between an immunogen and an antigen?

■ Which macromolecules are most antigenic?

■ Would a denatured antigen be expected to have the same epitopes as its native (undenatured) counterpart?

Epitopes

(antigenic determinants)

Figure 16.3 Antibodies and Antigen Epitopes on a Bacterial Cell

Epitopes

(antigenic determinants)

Figure 16.3 Antibodies and Antigen Epitopes on a Bacterial Cell

Chapter 16 The Adaptive Immune Response

Bacterial Vaginosis Facts

Bacterial Vaginosis Facts

This fact sheet is designed to provide you with information on Bacterial Vaginosis. Bacterial vaginosis is an abnormal vaginal condition that is characterized by vaginal discharge and results from an overgrowth of atypical bacteria in the vagina.

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