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Keyword - Tumor antigen (KW-0825)


Protein on the surfaces of tumor cells detected by cell-mediated immunity. Different categories of tumor antigens which induce cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) responses in vitro and in vivo, have been identified. These are, namely, "cancer testis" (CT) antigens expressed in different tumours and normal testis, melanocyte differentiation antigens, point mutations of normal genes, self antigens that are overexpressed in malignant tissues and viral antigens.


  • Cancer antigen


Molecular function


Molecular functionTumor antigen