Structure and Polymorphism of the Major Histocompatibility Complex Class II Region in the Japanese Crested Ibis, Nipponia nippon

@inproceedings{Taniguchi2014StructureAP,
  title={Structure and Polymorphism of the Major Histocompatibility Complex Class II Region in the Japanese Crested Ibis, Nipponia nippon},
  author={Yukio Taniguchi and Keisuke Matsumoto and Hirokazu Matsuda and Takahisa Yamada and Toshie Sugiyama and Kosuke Homma and Yoshinori Kaneko and Satoshi Yamagishi and Hiroaki Iwaisaki and Michelle L. Baker},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2014}
}
The major histocompatibility complex (MHC) is a highly polymorphic genomic region that plays a central role in the immune system. Despite its functional consistency, the genomic structure of the MHC differs substantially among organisms. In birds, the MHC-B structures of Galliformes, including chickens, have been well characterized, but information about other avian MHCs remains sparse. The Japanese Crested Ibis (Nipponia nippon, Pelecaniformes) is an internationally conserved, critically… CONTINUE READING
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