Self tolerance is H-2-restricted.
H-2 restriction is an established characteristic of T-cell behaviour and, in effect, it means that mouse T cells are activated against foreign antigens only if those antigens are presented in a membrane association with molecules of the mouse major histocompatibility complex, H-2. Whether T-cell inactivation or tolerance is also H-2-restricted is a question which has been tested directly and indirectly several times in the past. In each case the answer was 'No' but in each case the answer was...Expand abstract
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