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histocompatibility

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A state or condition in which the absence of immunologic interference permits the grafting of tissue or the transfusion of blood without rejection.

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  • noun The condition of being histocompatible
  • noun The toleration of grafts between genetically similar individuals

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  • noun condition in which the cells of one tissue can survive in the presence of cells of another tissue

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Examples

  • 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.

    George D. Snell - Autobiography

  • Others: total serum complement activity, complement proteins, histocompatibility markers, cryoglobulins, immunoglobulin levels

    Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship

  • The genes responsible for producing HLAs are called major histocompatibility complexes, or MHCs.

    Priya Malhotra: Sex With Neanderthals: The Ultimate Immunity Boost

  • The genes responsible for producing HLAs are called major histocompatibility complexes, or MHCs.

    Priya Malhotra: Sex With Neanderthals: The Ultimate Immunity Boost

  • The genes responsible for producing HLAs are called major histocompatibility complexes, or MHCs.

    Priya Malhotra: Sex With Neanderthals: The Ultimate Immunity Boost

  • The genes responsible for producing HLAs are called major histocompatibility complexes, or MHCs.

    Priya Malhotra: Sex With Neanderthals: The Ultimate Immunity Boost

  • 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 Autoimmune Epidemic

  • 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 Autoimmune Epidemic

  • The best major histocompatibility complex marker for narcolepsy is HLA-DQB1*0602, which is carried by more than 90 percent of narcoleptic patients.

    The $1,000 Genome

  • These proteins are called antigens and are produced uniquely in each individual by the MHC (major histocompatibility complex) genes.

    Contagious cancer « Isegoria

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  • Therefore, the recognition of a graft as self or foreign is an inherited trait. The genes responsible for causing a grafted tissue to be perceived as similar to or different from one's own tissues were called histocompatibility genes (genes that determine tissue compatibility between individuals), and the

    differences between self and foreign were attributed to polymorphisms among different histocompatibility

    gene alleles.

    November 12, 2010