Length of peptide and Immunological Resistance
Jeffrey L Nauss
naussjl at ucunix.san.uc.edu
Wed Mar 2 09:23:13 EST 1994
In article <genecutl-010394202653 at kos2mac16.berkeley.edu> genecutl at mendel.berkeley.edu (gc) writes:
>I think MHC receptors present peptides of around ten to twelve
>amino acids to T cells. A peptide smaller than this can't be
>presented and won't be very immunogenic.
Class I MHC's present peptides of 8-9 amino acids in length. Class II
are variable with lengths in the neighborhood of 12-16 residues.
Jeff Nauss Texas A&M Class of '77
Department of Chemistry Gig 'em, Aggies!
University of Cincinnati
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