histocompatibility antigen


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his·to·com·pat·i·bil·i·ty an·ti·gen

an antigen on the surface of nucleated cells, particularly leucocytes and thrombocytes.
See also: H-2 antigens.

histocompatibility antigen

n.
Any of the genetically determined antigens on the surface of cell membranes that identify a cell as self or nonself and that determine whether a tissue graft will be accepted by an organ transplant recipient.
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Hodes et al., "Minor histocompatibility antigens are expressed in syncytiotrophoblast and trophoblast debris: implications for maternal alloreactivity to the fetus," The American Journal of Pathology, vol.
It is widely accepted that the disease occurs secondary to a dominant gene that shows poor penetrance and is intimately linked to histocompatibility antigens HLA-A3, HLA-B7, and HLA-B14.
Class I histocompatibility antigens (HLA-A, B, and C) are expressed on all cells, and class II histocompatibility antigens (HLA-DP, DQ, and DR) are expressed on antigen-presenting cells (B-cells, macrophages, dendritic cells, Langerhans cells, and capillary endothelium).
Wiley, "The foreign antigen binding site and T cell recognition regions of class I histocompatibility antigens," Nature, vol.