ⓘ MHC restriction


ⓘ MHC restriction

MHC-restricted antigen recognition, or MHC restriction, refers to the fact that a T cell can interact with a self-major histocompatibility complex molecule and a foreign peptide bound to it, but will only respond to the antigen when it is bound to a particular MHC molecule.

When foreign proteins enter a cell, they are broken down into smaller fragments called peptides. These peptides, known as antigens may be derived from pathogens such as viruses and intracellular bacteria. Foreign peptides on the cell surface and T cells are proteins called major histocompatibility complex MHC. During development cells, T cells go through a selection process in the thymus to ensure that the receptor TCR T cells do not recognize MHC molecules presenting self-antigens or rather has moderate affinity. High affinity means that it is autoreactive, but there is no similarity, then it is not strong enough to bind to MHC. The selection process results in the developed of T-cells with a specific UDP that can only respond to a certain MHC molecule, but not others. The fact that TCR will only recognize certain MHC molecules but not others contributes to "MHC restriction".

T cells-type of lymphocyte that is important for the immune system, to activate other immune cells. T cells recognize foreign peptides through the T cell receptor of UDP on the surface of T-cells, and then perform different roles depending on the type of T cells they are in order to protect the host from foreign peptide, which may come from pathogens, such as bacteria, viruses and parasites. Enforcing the restriction that T cells are only activated when the peptide antigens are required to self-MHC molecules, MHC restriction adds another dimension to the specificity of T-cell receptors, so that the antigen is recognized only as peptide-MHC complexes.

MHC restriction in T-cells occurs during their development in the thymus, specifically positive selection. Only thymocytes of the developing T cells in the thymus that is able to bind with the appropriate affinity for MHC molecules can receive the signal of survival and go to the next level of selection. MHC restriction is essential for T cells to function properly when they leave the thymus because it allows T cell receptors to bind to MHC and to detect cells infected with intracellular pathogens, viral proteins and carrying genetic defects. Two models explaining how there are limitations of the model microflora and selection models.

The germ model suggests that MHC restriction is the result of a selection pressure in favor of the T-cell receptor that is able to communicate with MNS. The selection model assumes that not all T-cell receptors show MHC restriction, however, only in the T-cell receptor with the MHC restriction expressed after selection in the thymus. In fact, both hypotheses are reflected in the definition of TCR restriction, such that both germline-encoded interactions between the TCR and MHC and co-receptor interaction with CD4 or CD8, to signal the maturation of T cells occur during selection.

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