Review Self recognition by the immune system

  • Harald von Boehmer
Part of the European Journal of Biochemistry book series (EJB REVIEWS, volume 1990)

Abstract

In each organism, the immune system must acquire the ability to distinguish self from nonself. Experiments in T cell receptor transgenic mice indicate that this process involves the selection of lymphocytes in the thymus.

Keywords

Recombination Influenza Doyle Haas 

Abbreviations

MHC

major histocompatibility complex

TCR

T cell receptor.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Harald von Boehmer
    • 1
  1. 1.Basel Institute for ImmunologyBaselSwitzerland

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