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Unformatted text preview: These molecules cause the proliferation and further maturation of the cytotoxic T cells that will kill the infected cells in order to stop the proliferation of the infection. Infected cell and cytotoxic cell meet through MHC1 complex and T cell receptor. Cytotoxic T cell kills it and goes back as a memory cell. Thymus of the utero Remove from thymus T cells that will not recognize MHC (they can’t do anything) Remove from thymus that sees the MHC complex too well. (Binds too well to MHC may make antiself antibody)- dangerous. We want cells that can recognize MHC “pretty well” – can bind but not too dangerous Epithelial component of the thymus are able to construct proteins of any conformation- both self and foreign. This allows T cells to see all the foreign cells and all the self cells. Lymphoepithelian organ....
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This note was uploaded on 12/25/2008 for the course PHGY PHGY 209 taught by Professor Annwechsler during the Spring '08 term at McGill.
- Spring '08