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Gene Organization and Recombination Hot Spots in the Murine Major Histocompatibility Complex

  • Michael Steinmetz
Part of the Experimental Biology and Medicine book series (EBAM, volume 13)

Abstract

The major histocompatibility complex, located on chromosome 17 in the mouse, is an enormous genetic region coding for heterodimeric cell surface molecules involved in antigen recognition by T cells (for recent reviews see refs. 1–5). Five different MHC molecules have been identified in the BALB/c mouse which present antigens to T cells: The class I molecules, K, D and L, serve as recognition elements for most cytotoxic T cells, whereas the class II molecules, I-A and I-E, are guidance molecules for most helper T cells. Alpha and beta chains of class II molecules are encoded in the MHC, while for class I molecules only the α chain is. The β chain, called β2-microglobulin, is encoded by a gene located on chromosome 2.

Keywords

Recombination Event Antigen Recognition Laboratory Mouse Strain Murine Major Histocompatibility Complex Thymus Leukemia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Steinmetz
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  1. 1.Basel Institute for ImmunologyBaselSwitzerland

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