noun, plural: neoantigens

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


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.


See also: antigen

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