Latest Major histocompatibility complex Stories
Viruses have numerous tricks for dodging the immune system. In the September 7, 2009 issue of the Journal of Cell Biology, Stagg et al. reveal a key detail in one of these stratagems, identifying a protein that enables cytoÂ¬megalovirus to shut down an antiviral defense (online August 31).
Dr. Amber Teacher, studying a post-doctorate at Royal Holloway, University of London, has discovered evidence that a disease may be causing a behavioral change in frogs.
The future of organ transplantation could include microscopic beads that create "designer" immune cells to help patients tolerate their new organ, Medical College of Georgia researchers say.
When female tiger salamanders choose a mate, it turns out that size does matter - tail size that is - and that's not the only factor they weigh. Findings of a Purdue University study show that animals make more complex decisions about choosing mates than once thought.
A Brazilian study has found that people are subconsciously more likely to choose a partner whose genetic make-up is different to their own, further cementing the adage that opposites really do attract.
A study from a team of researchers led by Dr. Andrew P. Makrigiannis, Director of the Molecular Immunology Research Unit at the IRCM, has identified a new mechanism regulating interferon production.
A recent British study showed that women who take a contraceptive pill may also be changing their taste in men and leading them to those who are genetically less compatible.
Researchers unravel complexity of the major histocompatibility complex in tailed amphibians
A cluster of genes on chromosome six is the only one that plays a significant role in multiple sclerosis (MS), according to the most complete genetic study to date in the disorder, presented at the 130th annual meeting of the American Neurological Association in San Diego.
A group of scientists at The Scripps Research Institute has solved a mystery that has dogged immunologists for many years: how T-cell receptors interact with their coreceptor proteins at the beginning of an immune response.
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