The word epitope was coined by Niels Kaj Jerne in 1960. He defined the term as:
"surface configurations, single determinants, structural themes,
immunogenic elements, haptenic groups, antigenic patterns, specific
(Aalberse RC, Crameri R. "IgE‐binding epitopes: a reappraisal". Allergy 2011; 66: 1261–1274.)
It is the place on the surface of ...