Figure 24-35. Antigen-binding sites of antibodies.

Figure 24-35Antigen-binding sites of antibodies

The hypervariable loops of different VL and VH domains can combine to form a large variety of binding surfaces. The antigenic determinants and the antigen-binding site of the antibodies are shown in red. Only one antigen-binding site is shown for each antibody.

From: B Cells and Antibodies

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