Andrew P Jeffries

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PURPOSE Tpn is a member of the MHC class I loading complex and functions to bridge the TAP peptide transporter to MHC class I molecules. Metastatic human carcinomas often express low levels of the antigen-processing components Tapasin and TAP and display few functional surface MHC class I molecules. As a result, carcinomas are unrecognizable by effector(More)
A wide variety of human carcinomas have low expression of tumor-associated antigen presentation in the context of MHC class I antigens due to defects in the antigen presentation pathway. This immune evasion mechanism renders many tumors unrecognizable by host immune surveillance mechanisms. The present study examines the expression of HLA, tapasin,(More)
Despite continued progress in understanding the pathophysiology of tumours, curative therapeutic options are still lacking for the metastatic form of the disease. One approach that has gathered considerable interest is the creation of therapeutic vaccines using genetically engineered non-replicating viruses as vehicles to revive immunosurveillance(More)
Many immune therapeutic strategies are under development for melanoma to treat metastatic disease and prevent disease reoccurrence. However, human melanoma cells are often deficient in antigen processing and this appears to play a role in their expansion and escape from immunosurveillance. For example, expression of the transporters associated with antigen(More)
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