Structures and Functions of Microbial Lipid Antigens Presented by CD1

  • B. E. Willcox
  • C. R. Willcox
  • L. G. Dover
  • G. Besra
Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 314)


Major Histocompatibility Complex Class Mycolic Acid Lipid Antigen Antimicrobial Immunity Nocardia Farcinica 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. E. Willcox
    • 1
  • C. R. Willcox
    • 2
  • L. G. Dover
    • 3
  • G. Besra
    • 3
  1. 1.CRUK Institute for Cancer StudiesEdgbaston, BirminghamUK
  2. 2.Institute for Biomedical ResearchEdgbaston, BirminghamUK
  3. 3.School of BiosciencesEdgbaston, BirminghamUK

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