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How many functional TRB genes?
What is the expressed TRB repertoire?

ANSWER to question 3:

The number of functional genes in the human TRB locus is 56-65 per haploid genome. This potentiel germline (= non rearranged) repertoire comprises 40-48 TRBV, 2 TRBD, 12-13 TRBJ and 2 TRBC genes. The expressed T cell receptor beta chain repertoire comprises 106 V-D-J-REGIONs associated to one of the two C-REGIONs.

Potential germline repertoire

Created: 11/06/2001
Last updated: Wednesday, 29-Jun-2011 17:01:45 CEST
Author: Marie-Paule Lefranc
Editor: Elodie Foulquier