defining antigenic dterminants

Rod Bonfiglioli rbonfigl at waite.adelaide.edu.au
Sun Sep 20 22:01:24 EST 1992


hi there folks,
i am in the process of using small peptides to raise antisera against larger
proteins, and i am wondering if anyone can help me with designing the epitopes
that i will use.  what are the relative advantages of using a carrier peptide
as against using the target peptide on its own?  what are the sequences in a
large peptide that will be T Cell helper epitopes, or antigenic determinants
and how can i predict them best??

any help or thoughts on this little problem would be most appreciated


thankyou in advance

roderick bonfiglioli, waite agricultural research institute,
university of adelaide, south australia



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