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What are MHC Class I and II molecules?

What are MHC Class I molecules?

The MHC class I is a glycoprotein that is expressed on all nucleated cells of the human body. MHC class I are important in disease defense against viruses, bacteria, parasites and neoplasms. MHC class I facilitates the presentation of peptides of 8-10 amino acids in length to cytotoxic T cells. MHC class I has two transmembrane proteins, HLA-A, HLA-B and HLA-C. MHC class I is produced in MHC class I gene clusters. MHC class I are encoded by HLA-A, HLA-B and HLA-C.

What are MHC Class II molecules?

MHC class II provides MHC peptide loading of antigen-presenting cells (APCs) such as macrophages, B cells and dendritic cells. MHC class II facilitates antigen presentation of peptides in the range 12-24 amino acids in length and typically presents foreign antigens to cytotoxic T lymphocytes.

MHC class II has two transmembrane proteins, HLA-DM and HLA-DO (for MHC class IIβ) and HLA-DP (for MHC class IIα). MHC Class II is produced in MHC Class II gene clusters MHC class II are encoded by HLA-DMA, HLA-DMB, HLA-DPA1 and HLA-DPB. MHC class II is divided into MHC class IIα and MHC class IIβ based on sequence homologies, functional differences and tissue distributions MHC class IIβ is found in MHC class IIα and MHC class IIγ.

MHC Class II gene expression

MHC Class II is expressed in MHC class II gene clusters MHC Class II is expressed in MHC gene clusters on chromosome 6p21 MHC Class II molecules are presented in MHC/peptide complexes in cytoplasm of antigen-presenting cells MHC Class II is composed of two noncovalently associated protein chains MHC Class II has two transmembrane proteins MHC class II presents antigen to T cells.

MHC class II molecules are MHC-encoded proteins that present antigenic peptides to the immune system. MHC class II helps the immune system distinguish between self and non-self.

MHC Class II molecules and CD4+ T Cells

MHC Class II molecules, major histocompatibility complex, is a protein complex encoded in humans by genes from the MHC. MHC class II is involved in presenting antigens to CD4+ T cells. MHC Class II molecules are expressed on the surface of antigen-presenting cells, where they present peptides from extracellular proteins to T lymphocytes. MHC Class II is also known as HLA-DR ( H uman L eukocyte A ntigen- D elta - M olecule- R elated) in human and H 2 M Q in mice.

MHC Class II genes

There are 3 MHC class II genes: HLA-DQA1, HLA-DQB1, and HLA-DRB1 which encode for MHC Class II molecules on chromosome 6. In humans DQA1 is pseudogenized and the MHC Class II molecule in humans encoded by HLA-DRB1 is called HLA-DR (M ullerian M ore M elanoma P romoter). The MHC Class I molecules present peptides to cytotoxic T cells. The MHC antigen presentation pathway starts with MHC proteins inside the cell that are broken into peptides.

MHC Class II binds peptides that are 8 to 10 amino acids long. MHC Class I, MHC Class II, MHLA-DM, MHC class 2 complex 2 exon gene, MGC66879 also called Mhc2d-ps1 MHC class II molecule MHC-DQ5, MHC class 11 Mhc2d-ps2 MHC class 11 MHC molecules on the surface of antigen presenting cells. MHC gene complex on chromosome 6p21 which encodes cell surface glycoproteins that present peptides from extracellular proteins to T lymphocytes MHC class 11 Mhc2d-ps1 MHC class 11 MHC molecules on the surface of antigen presenting cells MHC Class II molecules present proteins to CD4+ T helper cells.

How MHC molecules play a role in adaptive immunity?

MHC Class II molecules (HLA-DR in humans and H 2 M Q in mice) plays a role in adaptive immunity by predisposing MHC Class I molecules (HLA-A, HLA-B) to become overloaded with antigenic peptides. MHC Class II molecules are found on the surface of antigen presenting cells which stimulates MHC Class I molecule loading and eventually T cell activation.

MHC class II interacts directly with CD4 + T helper cells leading to MHC Class I antigen loading MHC class II molecules are involved in the presentation of antigens to CD4+ T helper cells MHC class II MHC Mhc2d-ps1 MHC class 11 Mhc2d-ps2 MHC molecules on the surface of antigen presenting cells.

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18th Jan 2022 Sean Mac Fhearraigh PhD

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