Abstract:Major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I molecules display on the cell surface 8- to 10-residue peptides derived from the spectrum of proteins expressed in the cells. By screening for non-self MHC-bound peptides, the immune system identifies and then can eliminate cells that are producing viral or mutant proteins. These antigenic peptides are generated as side products in the continual turnover of intracellular proteins, which occurs primarily by the ubiquitin-proteasome pathway. Most of the oligopeptide…
Search citation statements
Order By: Relevance
scite is a Brooklyn-based startup that helps researchers better discover and evaluate scientific articles through Smart Citations–citations that display the context of the citation and describe whether the article provides supporting or contrasting evidence. scite is used by researchers from dozens of countries and is funded in part by the National Science Foundation and the National Institute on Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health.