Cytotoxic T lymphocytes constantly monitor peptide-MHC class I complexes on the cell surface to eliminate transformed and virally infected cells expressing peptides derived from abnormal proteins. The generation of antigenic peptides and their loading on MHC class I molecules is a multistep process involving different molecules that constitute the so-called antigen processing and presentation machinery (APM). To avoid immune-mediated elimination, human tumors and pathogens have adopted different strategies including loss of MHC class I expression and dysregulation of APM genes and proteins. Here, we summarize recent knowledge on genetic variations in APM genes and their association with cancer development and viral-mediated diseases.

D'Alicandro, V., Romania, P., Melaiu, O., Fruci, D. (2019). Role of genetic variations on MHC class I antigen-processing genes in human cancer and viral-mediated diseases. MOLECULAR IMMUNOLOGY, 113, 11-15 [10.1016/j.molimm.2018.03.024].

Role of genetic variations on MHC class I antigen-processing genes in human cancer and viral-mediated diseases

Melaiu O.;
2019

Abstract

Cytotoxic T lymphocytes constantly monitor peptide-MHC class I complexes on the cell surface to eliminate transformed and virally infected cells expressing peptides derived from abnormal proteins. The generation of antigenic peptides and their loading on MHC class I molecules is a multistep process involving different molecules that constitute the so-called antigen processing and presentation machinery (APM). To avoid immune-mediated elimination, human tumors and pathogens have adopted different strategies including loss of MHC class I expression and dysregulation of APM genes and proteins. Here, we summarize recent knowledge on genetic variations in APM genes and their association with cancer development and viral-mediated diseases.
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Settore MED/04
English
Single nucleotide polymorphism
MHC class I antigen processing
Tumor
Viral infection
D'Alicandro, V., Romania, P., Melaiu, O., Fruci, D. (2019). Role of genetic variations on MHC class I antigen-processing genes in human cancer and viral-mediated diseases. MOLECULAR IMMUNOLOGY, 113, 11-15 [10.1016/j.molimm.2018.03.024].
D'Alicandro, V; Romania, P; Melaiu, O; Fruci, D
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