The peptides present on the surface of nucleate cells, responsible for the differences between genetically non-identical individuals that cause rejection of tissue grafts between such individuals. Products of the major histocompatibility complex genes.

Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture . 2015.

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  • major histocompatibility antigen — A cell surface protein or glycoprotein that allows the immune system to distinguish foreign or non self from self . A better term is histoglobulin. These are the antigens that must be matched between donors and recipients during organ and tissue… …   Glossary of Biotechnology

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