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Researchers Complete Sequence And Gene Map Of Human Major Histocompatibility Complex

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October 28, 1999
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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
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Researchers are reporting the genomic sequence of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC), a region on chromosome 6 essential to the immune system. The MHC controls many activities of the immune cells, including the transplantation rejection process and the killing of virus-infected cells by specific killer T lymphocytes. This region harbors several disease associations and the variability in this region between donor and recipient is a critical factor in marrow transplant matching.

A paper authored by members of the MHC sequencing consortium is scheduled for the Oct. 28 issue of the journal Nature.


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