Glossary of "Life (9th ed.)" by Sadava et al. (2011)
- The portion of an immunoglobulin molecule or T-cell receptor that includes the antigen-binding site and is responsible for its specificity. (Contrast with constant region.)
- Sadava, D., Hillis, D. M., Heller, H. C. & Berenbaum, M. R. 2011. Life: The Science of Biology, 9th ed. -xliv + 1266 pp. Sinauer Associates, Inc., Sunderland.