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Is MHC class 1 the same as HLA class 1?

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Answered 2008-11-17 16:24:18

The answer previously here about MHC referring to mice and HLA referring to humans is catagorically untrue! HLA and MHC are in fact the same, so HLA class 1 = MHC class 1. Same goes for class 2.

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Class you MHC genes code for?

Class 1 = HLA-A, HLA-B, and HLA-CClass 2 = HLA-DP, HLA-DQ, and HLA-DR

Why are HLA codominantly expressed?

HLA is codominantly expressed because this gives the greatest variety and therefore the biggest chance MHC will have to bind to a peptide. MHC class 1 can bind up to 10 peptides and it is anchored 4x which makes it much more strict in terms of ability to the range it can bind compared to MHC class 2 which can bind up to 50 peptides and only anchors 2x. e.g. If you only had your mothers HLA-A, your MHC wouldn't be able to identify whatever peptides that specific HLA-A (mom's) had the ability to bind to.

Major histocompatibility complex serves as the identification fingerprint for?

Well, there is not really a short answer for it: 1) there are 2 class of MHC: HLA/MHC-I: binds to CD8 T cells HLA/MHC-II: binds to CD4 T cells A physician has to check for a good match of the MHC subtypes in a transplation between graft and host. A good match reduces the risk of immune complications after the transplantation.

How is class 1 mhc involved in organ donation situations or bone marrow transfer?

MHC class 1 receptors have different genes encoding it: HLA-A, HLA-B and HLA-C. Each gene come in two versions, mom and dad, so that is a total of 6 possibilities. MHC is highly polygenic and polymorphic. HLA-A has 59 alleles, HLA-B has 111 alleles and HLA-C has 37 alleles. 59*111*37*6*2 = ~3 million combination. The odds that you will exactly match the same alleles as a donor is almost none. So they try to match several of the most important ones and even then it is very difficult. If your MHC's don't match well the organ receiver's adaptive immunity (specifically T cells) will recognize the transplanted organ as foreign and reject it.

Do neurons have mhc class 1 receptors?

All cells with a nuclei have MHC class 1.

Do MHC codes for chains of MHC class1?

Genes for MHC will code for chains of MHC class 1 are separate from genes that code for chains of MHC class 2.

When an antigen binds to a Class 1 MHC molecule it stimulates what cell?

Class I MHC molecules present antigens to cytotoxic T-cells (which are CD3+CD8+).

What are class 1 MHC molecules?

MHC class 1 molecules are present in all of your cells except red blood cells (they lack nuclei). They bind to antigen and present it on the cells surface to be identified as foreign or self. MHC class 1 is associated with CD 8 T cells (or cytotoxic cells).

What is the difference between T cell receptors and MHC molecules?

T cell receptors bind to MHC class 1 molecules. MHC class 1 molecules bind to peptides (self or foreign) and present it to the cell's membrane. The job of a T cell is to decide what is presented on the MHC class 1 cell whether to leave it alone or to activate to destroy it because it is non-self.

Difference between MHC class1 and MHC class2 molecules?

CLASS 1 MHC ANTIGENS : are present on all the nucleated cells. they are involved in graft rejection & cell mediated cytolysis. CLASS 2 MHC ANTIGEN: very limited distribution. found on macrophages,monocytes cd4, b lymphocytes. responsible for graft-versus-host response.

Does thymic selection destroy MHC molecules?

The thymus goes through a positive and negative selection for T cells. T cells will respond to MHC class 1, either ignore if self or activate to destroy if foreign.

B-lymphocytes express both MHC-1 and MHC-2?

Yes they do. MHC 1 are expressed by all nucleated calls (except neurones) and platelets. MHC 11 are expressed by B-cells, macrophages and dendtitic cells. Therefore, some cells express both types.

What role does the macrophage play in?

presents antigens of an engulfed pathogen in its class II MHC molecules to helper T cells, and releases IL-1

T cells undergo positive selection in the thymus which means?

T cell undergoes maturation in the thymus and one of the tests it must pass to mature into a single positive mature naive T cell is positive selection. In positive selection your body is making sure that the T cell that it produces is reactive to your own MHC. If it cannot bind to your own MHC, the T cell is useless and it will just die by neglect in your thymus. In positive selection the T cell is "tickled" with thymic endothelial cells that express your own MHC class 1 and MHC class 2. If there is an affinity of the T cell to bind to your MHCs it will continue to the next step in maturation which is negative selection. If the T cell binds way too strongly to your MHC it will also die. There is a specific range that it must bind to your own MHC for it to continue.

How does involvement of MHC 1 and MHC 2 help immune system?

MHC IMHC I is present in all cells except red blood cells (they lack nuclei). MHC I will present an intravesicular antigen to the cells surface for it to be identified as self or foreign by your adaptive immunity cells.MHC IIMHC II is present in professional antigen presenting cells which include: macrophages, B cells and dendritic cells. These cells will engulf bacteria, soluble proteins, viruses, etc. Whatever was taken into the cell becomes processed in the increasingly acidic endosome that eventually will cut the antigen into peptides. MHC II transported from the ER will meet up with this endosome and the peptides will bind to MHC II for it to eventually present on the cells surface.

Are MHC 1 proteins found on most cells of the body?


Which surface marker present in every nucleated cell?


Why mhc1 high in your body when compare to mhc2?

MHC 1 is prevalent on pretty much all cells with the primary exception being red blood cells. It is the bodies mechanism of showing 'self', that is distinguishing cells that belong to the host from invading pathogens. MHC 1 specifically show a sample of what is inside the cytoplasm of the cell so macrophages can determine whether or not an immune response needs to be mounted. MHC 2 is not on every cell and therefore not as prevalent as MHC 1. MHC 2 is only present on antigen presenting cells (APC) which are dendritic cells, activated macrophages and activated B-cells; they sample and display the epitopes of what is in the extracellular matrix

What effect does the repression of the class 1 MHC membrane proteins have on the cytotoxic t cells?

If the major histocompatability complex is repressed then the antigen's epitope is not displayed on the cell surface and the cytotoxic T cell will not recognize, dock and kill.

What is first class postage from US to Australai?

As of 1/1/11, $0.98 for first class from US to Australia, same as to the UK.

Describe the process of clonal selection of a B cell?

1. An antigen presenting cell presents antigen on Class II MHC to a Helper T cell activating it 2. At the same time a B cell that has taken up and degraded the same pathogen displays antigen on its class II 3. The activated helper T cell binds to the B cell releasing cytokines and activating it 4. The activated B cell proliferates and differentiates into: 1) memory B cells 2) antibody-secreting plasma cells that produce antibodies specific for the pathogen

What type of mutation causes diabetes type 1?

Type 1 diabetes is in fact a multigenic disease. Common mutated genes are those for MHC Class II proteins, which can have point mutations or small insertions/deletions causing frameshift mutations. It is important to note that being a multigenic disease the environment has a major role on the onset of the disease; meaning that two individuals with the same exact mutation may develop diabetes type 1 or not, depending where and how they were raised.

Why does a class 3 lever does not have the same mechanical advantage of a class 2 and 1 lever?

because they are smaller than the level 3 that's why

Is a test tube holder a class 1 lever or class 2 lever or class 3 lever?

Class 1.

Is a bottle opener a class 1 lever a class 2 lever or a class 3 lever?

Class 1 lever