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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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TCDD did alter the CD28 signaling pathway via histocompatibility genes. DEX, DES, and CPS down-regulated CD3d, CD3e, and CD3g, as well as the coreceptors CD4, CD8a and CD8b, and CD28.