MHC Molecules

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Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) bind peptide fragments from pathogens, and present them on the cell surface to be detected by T cells [1]. There are 2 types of MHC Molecule: Class 1 MHC and Class 2 MHC:

MHC Class 1

MHC Class 2


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