minimum number of aa residues needed to form an linear B-cell epitope

milen milen at Sun.medun.acad.bg
Fri Feb 28 12:01:58 EST 1997


Greetings,

If it is true that antibodies "recognize" surfaces, then
what would be minimum number of aa residues needed to form 
an effective linear B-cell epitope - 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 or 5 or.. ?.

All the best, 
Milen
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