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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.
Synonyms:

  • tumor antigen
  • T antigen

See also: antigen


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