Characterization of CD1d in mucosal immune function: an immunotherapeutic target for inflammatory bowel disease.

@article{Blumberg2001CharacterizationOC,
  title={Characterization of CD1d in mucosal immune function: an immunotherapeutic target for inflammatory bowel disease.},
  author={Richard S Blumberg},
  journal={The Keio journal of medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={50 1},
  pages={39-44}
}
In addition to the classical MHC class I and class II molecules, human intestinal epithelial cells also express nonclassical MHC class I-like molecules on their cell surface. CD1d is a non-polymorphic MHC-like molecule whose expression is mainly localized to the epithelial cells of the gastrointestinal tract. The biochemical structure of CD1d on intestinal… CONTINUE READING