Types of Antigen

Heterophile Antigen: Examples, Diagnostic Applications

Heterophile Antigen: Examples, Diagnostic Applications

Heterophile antigens are antigens of similar nature found in phylogenetically unrelated species. They are involved in disease pathogenesis.

Superantigen (SAg): Examples and Roles

Superantigen (SAg): Examples and Roles

Superantigens are microbial peptides that can polyclonally activate up to 20% of T cells. e.g., Staphylococcal toxic shock toxin (TSST-1).