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14 December, 14:13

In designing your vaccine, you will need to choose an antigen or antigens to stimulate the adaptive response. All antigens are not created equal--there are certain characteristics that make more effective antigens. Which of the following best describes why molecules such as glycoproteins are more effective antigens compared to molecules such as starch?

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  1. 14 December, 15:27
    Glycoproteins contain a variety of shapes and subunits that contribute to the overall complexity of the molecule


    Let's recall that:

    proteins promotes higher and stronger immune responses than carbohydrates e. g. starch.

    Also considering the molecular mass

    Molecular mass of Glycoproteins is higher than starch as this will promote a greater and effective immune response.
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