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  H-2 complex



H-2 complex

    The major histocompatibility complex situated on chromosome 17 of the mouse; contains subregions K, I and D.

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Histocompatibility
Literally, the ability of tissues to get along; in immunology, it means identity in all transplantation antigens. These antigens, in turn, are collectively referred to as histocompatibility antigens.

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A structural unit within a eukaryotic nucleus that carries genes. A chromosome consists of a long, continuous strand of DNA and associated proteins.



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