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Speculations on the Relationships of Two Botryllus Allo-Recognition Reactions—Colony Specificity and Resorption—To Vertebrate Histocompatibility

  • Irving L. Weissman
  • Virginia Scofield
  • Yasunori Saito
  • Heather Boyd
  • Baruch Rinkevich
Part of the Bodega Marine Laboratory Marine Science Series book series (BMSS)

Abstract

The objective of this essay is to consider functions of the vertebrate major histocompatibility complex (MHC), especially in comparison to allorecognition in colonial tunicates. Elsewhere Burnet (1971), and our group (Scofield et al. 1982b) have provided some theoretical and experimental bases for making such a comparison.

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Major Histocompatibility Complex Major Histocompatibility Complex Molecule Major Histocompatibility Complex Gene Germinal Vesicle Breakdown Major Histocompatibility Complex Polymorphism 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Irving L. Weissman
    • 1
  • Virginia Scofield
    • 1
  • Yasunori Saito
    • 1
  • Heather Boyd
    • 1
  • Baruch Rinkevich
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Experimental Oncology Department of PathologyStanford University School of MedicineStanfordUSA

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