histocompatibility histocompatibility

Definition(s):

  • (n) condition in which the cells of one tissue can survive in the presence of cells of another tissue

Usage(s):

  1. Among the constellation of genes that control the immune system are those known as the major histocompatibility complex (MHC), which influence tissue rejection.
  2. He called these genes the "major histocompatibility complex," since it was the prime factor in determining whether transplanted tissue would be rejected.
  3. On its surface, like virtually all body cells, the macrophage carries MHC (for major histocompatibility complex) molecules, protein badges that enable other immune cells to .

News

  • Linkage Biosciences Launches First Real-Time PCR KIR Test

    Linkage Biosciences announced the launch of the first commercially available real-time PCR KIR genotyping test at the 39th annual meeting of the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics ...
    on December 9, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

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