Further reading

Amadou C, Ribouchon MT, Mattei M G et al il 995) Localization of new genes and markers to the distal part of the human major histocompatibility complex (MHC) region and comparison with the mouse: new insights into the evolution of mammalian genomes. Genomics 26: 9-20.

Bjorkman PJ, Saper MA, Samraoui B et al ( 1987) Structure of the human class I histocompatibility antigen, HLA-A2. Nature 329: 506-512. Bodmer JG, Marsh SG, Albert ED et al (1994) Nomenclature for factors of the HL.A system, 1994. Tissue Antigens 44: 1-18. Diehl M, Munz C, Keilholz W et al (1996) Nonclassical HLA-G molecules arc classical peptide presenters. Current Biology 6: 305-314. Jenei A, Varga S, Bene I. et al (1997) HLA class [ and II

antigens are partially co-clustered in the plasma membrane of human lymphoblastoid cells. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the (JSA 94: 7269-7274.

Lawlor DA (ed) (1990) Evolution of class-1 MHC genes and proteins: from natural selection to thymic selection. Annual Review of Immunology 8: 23-63.

Madden DR, Gorga JC, Strominger JL and Wiley DC (1991) The structure of HLA-B27 reveals nonamer self-peptides bound in an extended confirmation. Nature 353: 321-325.

Orr HT (1989) HLA class 1 gene family: characterization of genes encoding non-HLA-A, B, C proteins. In: Dupont B (ed) Immunobiology of HLA, vol 2, pp 33-40. New York: Springer. Sidney J, Grey HM, Kubo R'l" et al (1996) Practical, biochemical and evolutionary implications of the discovery of HLA class I supermotifs. Immunology Today 17: 261-266.

[This article is reproduced from the 1st edn (1992) with small amendments by the Editor-in-Chief.]

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