Biotechnology and Allergenicity Glossary


A biological or chemical substance that elicits a reaction involving the body's immune system.


Immune system protein made by mammals to specifically bind to foreign molecules allowing the mammal to fight off disease.


A large molecule composed of one or more chains of amino acids in a specific order. Proteins are necessary for the structure, function, and regulation of an organism's cells, tissues, and organs. Each protein has a unique function determined by its shape.