class II antigen


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class II antigen

Any of the major histocompatibility molecules present on immunocompetent cells.
See also: antigen
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All 20 HCNA specimens expressing MHC class II antigen also expressed high levels of iNOS, [PGE.
MHC class I and class II antigens are central to the host immune response and thus are ideal candidate genes to investigate for associations with HCV.
It down-regulates the expression of The cytokines, MHC class II antigens, and co-stimulatory molecules on macrophages.
Other HLA glycoproteins that are not constitutively expressed on most cells, including fetal fibroblasts, are the class II antigens, HLA-DR, -DQ, and -DP.
Seeking safer alternatives, immunologists have recently focused on HLA class II antigens and other nonlethal ways of blocking T-cells, but their experiments have yielded only partial success.