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    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Systematic genetic analysis of the MHC region reveals mechanistic underpinnings of HLA type associations with disease

    Matteo D'Antonio et al.
    Analysis of the major histocompatibility complex using whole genome sequencing and RNA-seq data from hundreds of individuals provides novel insights into mechanisms underlying associations of this interval with disease.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    The somatically generated portion of T cell receptor CDR3α contributes to the MHC allele specificity of the T cell receptor

    Philippa Marrack et al.
    The alleles of the major histocompatibility complex present in an individual affect the sequences, including, surprisingly, the nongerm line encoded amino acids, of the receptors on T cells that allow recognition of antigens.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    A two-hybrid antibody micropattern assay reveals specific in cis interactions of MHC I heavy chains at the cell surface

    Cindy Dirscherl et al.
    A generally applicable two-hybrid assay demonstrates that MHC class I heavy chains devoid of beta-2 microglobulin associate within and across allotypes, with implications for endocytosis and autoimmunity.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    TAPBPR mediates peptide dissociation from MHC class I using a leucine lever

    F Tudor Ilca et al.
    Immunopeptidomics in combination with novel cell-based assays that assess peptide exchange reveal a critical role for the K22-D35 loop of TAPBPR in mediating peptide dissociation and peptide selection on MHC I.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    Expression levels of MHC class I molecules are inversely correlated with promiscuity of peptide binding

    Paul E Chappell et al.
    The number of different peptides presented by major histocompatibility complex class I molecules to the immune system's T lymphocytes is inversely correlated with cell surface expression and is strongly associated with the response to infectious disease.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    The Natural History of Model Organisms: Insights into mammalian biology from the wild house mouse Mus musculus

    Megan Phifer-Rixey, Michael W Nachman
    Studies of the house mouse Mus musculus have provided important insights into mammalian biology, and efforts to study wild house mice and to create new inbred strains from wild populations have the potential to increase its usefulness as a model system.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Contagious Cancers: A ‘devil’ of a problem

    Victoria L Hansen, Robert D Miller
    The discovery of a second facial tumor disease in the Tasmanian devil has provided insights into the emergence of contagious cancers.
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    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy reveals rerouting of SNARE trafficking driving dendritic cell activation

    Daniëlle Rianne José Verboogen et al.
    A novel microscopy-based assay shows that dendritic cells encountering pathogenic stimuli form increased complexes of specific SNARE proteins, driving release of large amounts of inflammatory cytokines.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Immune genes are hotspots of shared positive selection across birds and mammals

    Allison J Shultz, Timothy B Sackton
    Pathogens, particularly viruses, target the same genes over deep evolutionary time, resulting in shared signatures of positive selection and transcriptional responses at the same genes.

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