Species-specific binding of CD4 to the beta 2 domain of major histocompatibility complex class II molecules

Exon-shuffled constructs between mouse (IA beta b) and human (DR3 beta) class II beta chains were made to study the interaction sites between CD4 and major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II molecules, and to determine whether a species barrier is involved. The overall structure and the peptide binding groove appeared to be unaffected by the exon… CONTINUE READING