histocompatibility gene


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histocompatibility gene

[‚his·tə·kəm′pad·ə‚bil·əd·ē ‚jēn]
(genetics)
In mammals, any of the genes, specially those of the major histocompatibility complex, that influence immunological properties of cellular antigens.
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TCDD (high dose) and DEX (both doses) up-regulated an Fc-receptor gene associated with antigen binding and a small group of histocompatibility genes associated with antigen presentation.
TCDD did alter the CD28 signaling pathway via histocompatibility genes.
DEX, DES, and CPS altered chemokine ligands, and DEX, DES, and TCDD altered several histocompatibility genes in the IL-4 pathway.