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Is pencillin a hapten instead of a antigen?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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Penicillin is a chemical compound which has areas on its molecule which are haptenic.
The drug itself is considered an antigen. Altering the molecule to create derivatives seldom alters the haptenic component.

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Penicillin is a chemical compound which has areas on its molecule which are haptenic.
The drug itself is considered an antigen. Altering the molecule to create derivatives seldom alters the haptenic component.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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