Allorecognition in colonial tunicates: protection against predatory cell lineages?

@article{Magor1999AllorecognitionIC,
  title={Allorecognition in colonial tunicates: protection against predatory cell lineages?},
  author={Bradley G. Magor and Anthony W. De Tomaso and Baruch Rinkevich and Irving L Weissman},
  journal={Immunological reviews},
  year={1999},
  volume={167},
  pages={
          69-79
        }
}
The MHC molecules have been historically perceived as transplantation antigens, though it is now recognized that their primary, if not sole, role is in eliminating parasites and in surveillance and clearance of aberrant self. Indeed, pregnancy in mammals would represent the closest to a natural transplantation process that occurs in vertebrates. However, among the immediate ancestors to the vertebrates, natural intraspecific allorecognition processes are common. Among members of the colonial… CONTINUE READING
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