Confused and have questions? We’ve got answers. With Chegg Study, you can get step-by-step solutions to your questions from an expert in the field. If you rather get 1:1 study help, try 30 minutes of free online tutoring with Chegg Tutors.

Major histocompatibility antigens

From Biology-Online Dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Major histocompatibility antigen

(Science: immunology) a set of plasmalemmal glycoprotein antigens involved in rapid (e.g. 7 days in the mouse) graft rejection and other immune phenomena. The minor histocompatibility antigens are involved in much slower rejection phenomena. The major antigens show remarkable polymorphism and occur as class i and class ii types in mammals, birds may have a class iii molecule as well.

See: histocompatibility antigens, mhc restriction.