Peptide antigen presentation by non-classical MHC class I molecules

K. Fischer Lindahl

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The mouse major histocompatibility complex contains more than 40 class I genes in addition to those encoding the classical class I molecules. Many of these encode functional class I heavy chains that are expressed and displayed on the cell surface in association with β2-microglobulin. Several laboratories, using genetic, biochemical, and molecular analysis, RMA-S mutant cells, and synthetic peptides, have recently shown that mouse non-classical or class Ib molecules present peptide antigens to T lymphocytes with αβ or γδ receptors. The class Ib genes, with their limited polymorphism, may have evolved to serve specialized presentation functions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-126
Number of pages10
JournalSeminars in Immunology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993


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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology


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