A new taxonomy of mammalian MHC class I molecules

Austin L. Hughes, Meredith Yeager, Amy E. Ten Elshof, Michael J. Chorney

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With the continuing identification of new and divergent major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I proteins, some with potentially novel functions, the 'class Ib' category is now outdated. Here, Austin Hughes and colleagues propose a change in the way we classify class I genes and their products.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)22-26
Number of pages5
JournalImmunology Today
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Immunology

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Hughes, A. L., Yeager, M., Ten Elshof, A. E., & Chorney, M. J. (1999). A new taxonomy of mammalian MHC class I molecules. Immunology Today, 20(1), 22-26. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0167-5699(98)01377-2