Talk:Epitope

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An antigen must contain at least 2 epitopes.

I don't see why. An antibody typically binds two epitopes, but they can and usually do come from different antigen molecules. AxelBoldt 07:19, 20 December 2005 (UTC)

I agree. JFW | T@lk 08:14, 20 December 2005 (UTC)

Totally correct Shaq141 22:02, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

Very true antigenic determinants can be merged with epitope.

I agree about the merging of the two pages as well. That's how they also thought us in class, in any case. (11-13-2007)

Re-balancing this article to cover both B and T cell epitopes[edit]

It has been ten years since I last did major edits on this page. Back then, there was a disbalance focusing on antibody epitopes. This has crept back over time. The term 'epitope' covers both T cell and antibody recognition targets. The first paragraph should focus on what is true for both, rather than giving examples that are only true for antibodies. Tellingly, in a recent edit the 'for example' preceding the statement that epitopes are bound by antibodies was replaced by 'in other words', making the entire section wrong. I reversed that edit, and would like to spend more quality time re-arranging the entire article, starting with a general description of epitopes and moving all bits with B cell and T cell specific information to subsequent sections. So this is a heads-up. Please do comment and use the talk page if I am messing things up. It has been a while since I edited wikipedia pages, but I do know a thing or two about epitopes(my google scholar profile). Bpeters (talk) 22:13, 19 May 2016 (UTC)