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Is there MHC I on macrophage?

  1. Jul 3, 2013 #1
    Hi all,

    I was just wondering, are there MHC I molecules on the surface of a macrophage? According to my textbook, this is the rule:

    All nucleated cells have MHC I
    Dendritic cells, macrophages and B cells have MHC II

    Can macrophage be considered as a nucleated cell? If so, does that mean a macrophage has both MHC I and II molecules on its surface?

    Many thanks,
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  3. Jul 3, 2013 #2


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    Yes, macrophages (and other Antigen Presenting Cells) have MHC I in addition to MHC II.
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