Two different primate species express an identical functional MHC class I allele

@article{Evans1998TwoDP,
  title={Two different primate species express an identical functional MHC class I allele},
  author={David Thomas Evans and Marian S. Piekarczyk and Luis F. Cadavid and Virginia S. Hinshaw and David I. Watkins},
  journal={Immunogenetics},
  year={1998},
  volume={47},
  pages={206-211}
}
 The products of the highly polymorphic and variable major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I loci play a crucial role in host defenses against infectious disease. While similar alleles have been found in closely related species, sharing of a functional MHC class I allele between two species has never been reported. Here we show that an identical functional MHC class I molecule is present in two different primate species with an approximate divergence time of 0.7 million years… CONTINUE READING

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