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  • n  condition in which the cells of one tissue can survive in the presence of cells of another tissue
    a successful graft or transplant requires a high degree of histocompatibility

  • Among the constellation of genes that control the immune system are those known as the major histocompatibility complex (MHC), which influence tissue rejection.
  • He called these genes the "major histocompatibility complex," since it was the prime factor in determining whether transplanted tissue would be rejected.
  • 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 .

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