Complementarity determining regions (CDRs) are part of the variable domains in immunoglobulins (antibodies) and T cell receptors, generated by B-cells and T-cells respectively, where these molecules bind to their specific antigen. (source: WIKI, with a minor change)
Now does this mean that this CDR is the paratope? As it has the same functionality as paratope, to bind to epitope of the antigen. So is CDR a type of paratope?
(I have not studied biology since last 8 years and now I am going through it because I need it for my research. So if someone can describe it in simple language it would be very helpful)