Haptens are relatively small molecules that elicit an immune response only when attached to a large carrier such as a protein, the carrier may be one that also does not elicit an immune response by itself. Once the body has generated antibodies to a hapten-carrier adduct, the small-molecule hapten may also be able to bind to the antibody, but it will usually not initiate an immune response, usually only the hapten-carrier adduct can do this. Sometimes the small-molecule hapten can even block immune response to the hapten-carrier adduct by preventing the adduct from binding to the antibody, a process called hapten inhibition.
Mechanisms of lack of immune response may vary and involve complex immunological mechanisms, but can include lack of or insufficient co-stimulatory signals from antigen presenting cells.
The haptens were used to study allergic contact dermatitis ACD and mechanisms of inflammatory bowel disease IBD to trigger autoimmune responses.
The concept of haptens emerged from the work of Karl Landsteiner, who is also the initiator of the use of synthetic haptens to study immunochemical phenomena.
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