Encyclopedia of Cancer

Living Edition
| Editors: Manfred Schwab

Histocompatibility Antigens

  • Manfred Schwab
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27841-9_2743-2

Synonyms

Definition

H antigens are known as major histocompatibility antigens when they encode molecules that present foreign peptides to T cells and as minor H antigens when they present polymorphic self peptides to T cells.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)HeidelbergGermany