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Unformatted text preview: connections of the visual system. However, Boulanger explains that there is much more roles played by these proteins of which we still have no knowledge of. Another implication that is being explored with MHC class I are the nuerodegenrative disorders. Autism, specifically, could have a link with the immune system. Mouse models are currently being tested for MHC class I in the brain during development. In addition, Parkinson’s disease peculiarly demonstrates high levels of MHC class I in the substantia nigra. Therefore, by exploring if MHC class I’s intensity could affect development of the brain, we could affect treatment of different disorders....
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- Fall '07
- MHC Class, Major histocompatibility complex, MHC class I, Professor Boulanger