Display Settings:


Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Cell. 2004 May 28;117(5):558-9.

Class II MHC: sweetening the peptide only diet?

Author information

  • Division of Cell Biology and Immunology, Wellcome Trust Biocentre, University of Dundee, Dundee DD1 5EH, United Kingdom.


MHC molecules typically bind peptides to create ligands for the T cell antigen receptor. In this issue of Cell, report an unexpected association of class II MHC molecules with processed zwitterionic polysaccharides from pathogenic bacteria. The complexes appear to modulate the T cell dependent pathology of abscess formation.

Comment on

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Free full text
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Elsevier Science
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk