Immunology Questions I
ladasky at leland.Stanford.EDU
Thu Sep 29 09:42:46 EST 1994
In article <36b7jd$4l4 at agate.berkeley.edu>,
Ken Frauwirth (BioKen) <frauwirt at notmendel.Berkeley.EDU> wrote:
>Addressing the clustering of Class I and Class II MHC:
>This is probably due less to the "need for diversity" than to the
>likelihood that the Class I and Class II genes probably arose from gene
>duplication, so they started out clustered.
Yet, duplications of other gene families have been found to be
distributed across multiple chromosomes. So, you're right, gene dupli-
cation events may tend to be "local" at first. The question then would
be why the MHC locus "hung together."
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