Human leukocyte antigen complex
The Human Leukocyte Antigen complex or HLA complex is a group of proteins that "helps the immune system distinguish the body's own proteins from proteins made by foreign invaders such as viruses and bacteria". It is the human version of the Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC), which is also found in certain non-human species.
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- Histocompatibility complex - Genetics home reference - US Library of Medicine
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human leukocyte antigen complex (HLA) - A set of genes responsible for a given person's immune response to potential threats. Specifically, HLA genes encode proteins which help the immune system to distinguish the body's own proteins from proteins which are made by foreign invaders like bacteria and viruses. The HLA complex can vary greatly from person to person, generating unique immune and allergic responses. (Learn more: mecfsresearchreview.me)