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Processing and Presentation of Antigen by the Class II Histocompatibility System

Immunology

Acquired Immunity

  1. Emil R. Unanue MD Professor and Chair

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0100

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

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Unanue, E. R. 2010. Processing and Presentation of Antigen by the Class II Histocompatibility System. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Pathology and Immunology, St Louis, MO, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Introduction
  • 2
    The Innate System of Defense, APCs, and Symbiosis with T Cells
  • 3
    Antigen Presentation in Thymus and Peripheral Lymphoid Organs
  • 4
    MHCII Molecules
  • 5
    Stages in Antigen Presentation
  • 6
    APC Interactions with T Cells

Keywords:

  • innate system of defense, APCs, and T cell symbiosis;
  • antigen presentation in thymus and peripheral lymphoid organs;
  • antigen presentation-interaction between T cell and antigen-presenting cell (APC);
  • dendritic cells and cytokine granulocyte–macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF);
  • MHCII molecules;
  • MHC molecules and peptide interaction-in binding interactions;
  • stages in antigen presentation;
  • intercellular adhesion molecule (ICAM), movement towards periphery of complex