Medullary thymic epithelial cells induce tolerance to intracellular proteins.


The role of the medullary thymic epithelial cells in tolerance induction to MHC class I restricted self peptides has been analyzed by studying the beta-galactosidase (beta-gal)-specific cytotoxic T cell response of a transgenic mouse expressing beta-gal in the thymus, skin, and central nervous system (Tg beta-gal mouse). Our results showed that: 1) beta-gal… (More)


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