T cell receptor binding kinetics and special role of Valpha in T cell development and activation.

Abstract

The kinetics of the interaction between T cell receptor (TCR) and major histocompatibility complex (MHC) has an important role in determining thymocyte-positive and -negative selection in the thymus, as well as in T cell activation. The alpha chain of the TCR is the major player in determining how the TCR fits onto the MHC ligand, and thus has a major role… (More)

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