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Antigen Presentation MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Antigen Presentation
Tree Number(s)
G12.119
G12.450.050.400.070
Unique ID
D017951
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017951
Annotation
process whereby an antigen is made recognizable to a lymphocyte
Scope Note
The process by which antigen is presented to lymphocytes in a form they can recognize. This is performed by antigen presenting cells (APCs). Some antigens require processing before they can be recognized. Antigen processing consists of ingestion and partial digestion of the antigen by the APC, followed by presentation of fragments on the cell surface. (From Rosen et al., Dictionary of Immunology, 1989)
Entry Term(s)
Antigen Processing
NLM Classification #
QW 568
Previous Indexing
Antigen-Presenting Cells/immunology (1985-1993)
Antigens (1977-1984)
Antigens/immunology (1981-1987)
Macrophages/immunology (1981-1993)
See Also
Immunological Synapses
Public MeSH Note
94
History Note
94
Date Established
1994/01/01
Date of Entry
1993/06/04
Revision Date
2016/06/02
Antigen Presentation Preferred
Antigen Processing Narrower
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