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MHC I and II

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  • MHC (Major Histocompatibility Complex) 1 vs 2
    • Surface proteins (membrane-bound) that present antigens for T-cells to inspect
    • Two types
      • MHC class 1 (MHC1)
        • Displays antigens derived from intracellular pathogens (viruses/bacteria)
      • MHC class 2 (MHC2)
        • Displays antigens derived from extracellular pathogens 
        • Displayed only by phagocytic cells