The Role Of H2-Q10 In Liver Immunity

Grant number: 1082261 | Funding period: 2015 - 2017

Completed

Abstract

The liver is an important organ in terms of immune responses. Owing to its exposure to many antigens, it is required to maintain a form of immune tolerance. This ensures that overt immune responses which would damage the liver do not occur. One means by which tolerance occurs is through silencing killer cells through the regulation of molecules of Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC). This project will explore the role of a soluble form of MHC which is expressed only in the liver.

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