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i actually have a trouble getting this but can somebody explain why a hapten cant initiate an immune response by itself and what difference exactly a carrier makes in making it immunogenic


its molecular weight..haptan are low mol weight to be recognaised by cell itself as antigen...


I agree


if that actually is the case then perhaps any carrier protein attached to a hapten would initiate a secondary immune response why do we need that hapten attached to same carrier protein the second time too for secondary immune response i am sorry but i am not satisfied with mol.wt. theory

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