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Complementarity determining region
also called Complementarity-determining regions and has 4 more synonyms

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  1. a short amino acid sequence found in the variable domains of antigen receptor proteins that complements an antigen and therefore provides the receptor with its specificity for that particular antigen

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  2. e.g. immunoglobulin and T cell receptor

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  3. one of six hypervariable loops which determine the antigen specificity of a given antibody

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  4. Each polypeptide chain of an antigen receptor contains three CDRs (CDR1, CDR2 and CDR3)

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  5. Since the antigen receptors are typically composed of two polypeptide chains, there are six CDRs for each antigen receptor that can come into contact with the antigen (each heavy and light chain contains three CDRs), twelve CDRs on a single antibody

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