Immunology T-lymphocyte receptors
Can someone tell me the characteristics of T-lymphocyte receptors?
Hi! T-cell receptors are responsible for driving specific immune responses against invading organisms and, in the case of autoimmunity, against self. The TCRs on these cells react with antigenic peptides bound to major histocompatibility complex proteins (MHC). 🙂
I remember MHC is also divided into types in different cells
@argentum yep. Type I and type II, I assume. Type I MHC molecules span the membrane of almost every cell in an organism, while type II molecules are restricted to cells of the immune system called macrophages and lymphocytes.