antigen binding

id: GO:0003823
name: antigen binding
namespace: molecular_function
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: Interacting selectively and non-covalently with an antigen, any substance which is capable of inducing a specific immune response and of reacting with the products of that response, the specific antibody or specifically sensitized T-lymphocytes, or both. Binding may counteract the biological activity of the antigen.

Child Functions

GO:0023023MHC protein complex binding
GO:0030882lipid antigen binding
GO:0042605peptide antigen binding

Parent Functions