major histocompatibility complex

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major histocompatibility complex

n. Abbr. MHC
A group of genes in humans and most other vertebrates that code for cell-surface glycoproteins (called MHC molecules) which function in the immune system and also are principally responsible for determining tissue compatibility in transplants.

major histocompatibility complex

n
(Genetics) the full name for MHC

MHC

major histocompatibility complex: a group of genes that determine histocompatibility antigens, located in humans on the sixth chromosome. Compare HLA.
Translations
complexe majeur d’histocompatibilité
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TCR- T cell receptor, APC- Antigen Presenting Cell, MHC- Major Histocompatability Complex
The team designed a mathematical model to describe the effects of genetic variation elected to examine the influence of two different sites in the major histocompatability complex (MHC).
HLA-DRB1 gene encodes major histocompatability complex (MHC) class-II [beta]-chain molecules that take role in the presentation of antigen to [CD4.

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