from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A state or condition in which the absence of immunological interference permits the grafting of tissue or the transfusion of blood without rejection.
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- n. The condition of being histocompatible
- n. The toleration of grafts between genetically similar individuals
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- n. condition in which the cells of one tissue can survive in the presence of cells of another tissue
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Some experiments, which I carried out at about the same time that I was becoming interested in histocompatibility genetics, led to the discovery of immunological enhancement, the curious inversion of the expected growth inhibition seen with certain tumors when transplanted to pre-injected mice.
The genes responsible for producing HLAs are called major histocompatibility complexes, or MHCs.
Others: total serum complement activity, complement proteins, histocompatibility markers, cryoglobulins, immunoglobulin levels
The idea that a gene might be protective: An international team from the University of Montreal, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Harvard have just unveiled a detailed map of human genetic variation within what is known as the major histocompatibility complex, or MHC, a critical region of the human genome that encodes how we respond to infection and whether or not we develop autoimmune disease.
The best major histocompatibility complex marker for narcolepsy is HLA-DQB1*0602, which is carried by more than 90 percent of narcoleptic patients.
These proteins are called antigens and are produced uniquely in each individual by the MHC (major histocompatibility complex) genes.
A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and dissimilar major histocompatibility complexes
You look deep into her eyes and say, My darling, why don't we get tested to find out how similar our major histocompatibility complex genes are?
Hassenpfeffer Archive: A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and dissimilar major histocompatibility complexes
Searching for the perfect soulmate just might leave you with no mate at all -- and that would be a tragedy: with whom, then, would you share your major histocompatibility complex genes?
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