Journal article

Structural studies on the alpha beta T-cell receptor

LK Ely, L Kjer-Nielsen, J McCluskey, J Rossjohn

IUBMB LIFE | WILEY | Published : 2005


Alphabeta T-cell receptor (TcR) recognition of antigenic peptides bound to the major histocompatibility complex (pMHC), is integral to the cellular immune system. Crystallographic studies over the last decade have provided significant insight into this unique trimolecular recognition event. The TcR-pMHC structural information has been paralleled by biophysical studies that have further explored the emerging binding models in an attempt to answer fundamental immunological questions regarding MHC restriction, T-cell immunodominance and TcR cross-reactivity. However, despite the important data that has been generated regarding TcR-pMHC interactions, the scope of this information is still incomp..

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