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Neoantigen

Definition

noun, plural: neoantigens

A newly expressed antigen on tumor cells or cells infected with oncoviruses.


Supplement

The antigen is produced in the tumor cells, and found usually on the cell surface where it acts as a signal that the cell has to be destroyed before the cell proliferates or metastasize.


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See also: antigen


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