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The cell biology of MHC class I antigen presentation

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MHC class I antigen presentation refers to the co-ordinated activities of many intracellular pathways that promote the cell surface appearance of MHC class I/?2m heterodimers loaded with a spectrum of self or foreign peptides. These MHC class I peptide complexes form ligands for CD8 positive T cells and NK cells. MHC class I heterodimers are loaded within the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) with peptides derived from intracellular proteins. Alternatively, MHC class I molecules may be loaded with peptides derived from extracellular proteins in a process called MHC class I cross presentation. This pathway is less well defined but can overlap those pathways operating in classical MHC class I presentation and has recently been reviewed elsewhere (1). This review will address the current concepts regarding the intracellular assembly of MHC class I molecules with their peptide cargo within the ER and their subsequent progress to the cell surface.

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Williams, A., Peh, C.A. and Elliott, T. (2002) The cell biology of MHC class I antigen presentation Tissue Antigens, 59, (1), pp. 3-17. (doi:10.1034/j.1399-0039.2002.590103.x).

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Published date: 2002


Local EPrints ID: 26662
ISSN: 0001-2815
PURE UUID: 803f30e9-6494-47bd-a4b7-c4b1584238d3
ORCID for T. Elliott: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 21 Apr 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:06

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Author: A. Williams
Author: C.A. Peh
Author: T. Elliott ORCID iD

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