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    How Intracellular Pathogens Inhibit Antigens

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    Looks at how intracellular pathogens inhibit the expression of antigens on the cell surface in order to escape the adaptive immune response. Includes examples.

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    As the presentation of viral antigens on MHC class I to cytotoxic T cells is vital for clearance without spreading the infection, any mechanism to inhibit this would be of an ...

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    The solution describes how some pathogens survive by blocking antigen presentation by host cells.

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