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Self-Antigens: MHC Proteins

  • Our cells are dotted with protein molecules (self- antigens) that are not antigenic to us but are strongly antigenic to others

  • One type, MHC proteins, mark a cell as self

    • MHC: major histocompatibility complex (glycoprotein on cell surface)

  • The two classes of MHC proteins are:

    • Class I MHC proteins – found on virtually all body cells

    • Class II MHC proteins – found on certain cells in the immune response

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