(1) The capacity of a molecule or an antigen to induce an immune response, that is to be recognized by and interact with an immunologically specific antibody or T-cell receptor.

(2) The measure of the ability of a substance to produce immunity.


Related terms: antigen.

See also: immune response.

Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page

This page was last modified on 4 September 2008, at 07:46. This page has been accessed 30,982 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link