Info

Class I

Class II

Molecules

HLA-A, B, C

HLA-DR, DQ, DP

Structure

44,000-MW

~34,000-MW a-chain

heavy chain

12,000-MW p2-microglobulin

~29,000-MW P-chain

Tissue distribution

Virtually on every nucleated cell

Restricted to B-cells,

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