epitope size

Klaus.Matthaei at anu.edu.au Klaus.Matthaei at anu.edu.au
Mon May 31 02:25:31 EST 1993

>Dear Immunologists or anyone else for that matter,
>I have a very quick two part question, that I would be very happy if someone
>could give me some advice on.
>What is the average size of a linear epitope that is recognized by a monoclonal
>Ab, and secondly, is an epitope size of 10 amino acids typically unheard of?
>Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
>botdjl at lure.latrobe.edu.au

Dear Darren

I do not consider myself as a immunologist but in my darkest memory the
smallest epitope that seems to raise from my past I thought was about 8
amino acids but I couldn't give a reference.

I will also be happy to haer opinions.

Cheers, Klaus

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