from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • abbr. major histocompatibility complex

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  • Major histocompatibility complex.


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  • The public defender's social worker and a neutral mental health professional hired by the court, called the MHC liaison, talk to each potential MHC client to assess whether they suffer from a major mental illness, have or had mental health services within the community, and would like to participate in MHC.

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  • Roughly speaking, an individual's set of defensive tools is known as his MHC type.


  • The answer is that each cell in the body puts a protein called MHC I on its surface.

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  • They screen the donor's and recipient's so-called MHC proteins: If these are not well matched, it would trigger the immune system to attack foreign invaders -in this case, the donor's face.

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  • In the current study, Robert and colleagues found a striking similarity between frogs and humans among genes related to proteins known as MHC (major histocompatibility complex) proteins, which play a key role helping an organism detect foreign materials or organisms, as well as in detecting and controlling cancerous cells.

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  • Killer T cells identify infected cells through the presence of molecules on the outside of cells called MHC-I. - latest science and technology news stories

  • The MHC is the only state-wide agency in Missouri devoted exclusively to humanities education for citizens of all ages. Front Page

  • The MHC is a large and super-important group of related genes that regulate what antibodies we produce.

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  • A similar system using a closely related molecule called MHC II, present on immune system cells, is even more powerfully able to trigger an immune response.)

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  • MHC (the "MHC"), the Company and the Bank have unanimously adopted a Plan of Conversion and Reorganization pursuant to which the two-tier mutual holding company will reorganize to a stock holding company structure and will undertake a "second step" stock offering of new shares of common stock.



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