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Preferred Term:

major histocompatibility complex

Definition:
The genetic region which contains the loci of genes which determine the structure of the serologically defined (SD) and lymphocyte-defined (LD) transplantation antigens, genes which control the structure of the immune response-associated (Ia) antigens, the immune response (Ir) genes which control the ability of an animal to respond immunologically to antigenic stimuli, and genes which determine the structure and/or level of the first four components of complement.
Concept Schemes:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt
NALT Core
Broader Concept:
Entry Terms:
  • MHC (major histocompatibility complex)
  • histocompatibility complex
URI:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/42599
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