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Similarities between T cell receptor and antibody receptor.

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The receptors on T and B lymphocytes have many characteristics in common, but also differ in important ways. This solution details both the similarities and differences between these two important receptors used in the immune response.

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This solution details the similarities and differences between the T cell receptor and the surface antibody receptor on B cells.

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Both mIg and TCR have invariant regions close to the attachment with the cell membrane, and variable regions which recognize the foreign protein or peptide.

Both mIg and TCR are transcribed from genes ...

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