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Category:GO:0042287 ! MHC protein binding

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DAG for GO:0042287id: GO:0042287

name: MHC protein binding
namespace: molecular_function
def: "Binding to a major histocompatibility complex molecule; a set of molecules displayed on cell surfaces that are responsible for lymphocyte recognition and antigen presentation." [GOC:jl]
comment: Note that this term does not include binding to the antigen peptide bound to the MHC protein, for this also annotate to 'peptide antigen binding ; GO:0042605' or one of its children.
synonym: "major histocompatibility complex binding" EXACT []
synonym: "major histocompatibility complex ligand" NARROW []
is_a: GO:0005102 ! signaling receptor binding

AmiGO <GOterm>GO:0042287</GOterm>
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