Linda Geironson

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Tapasin (Tpn) is an ER chaperone that is uniquely dedicated to MHC-I biosynthesis. It binds MHC-I molecules, integrates them into peptide-loading complexes, and exerts quality control of the bound peptides; only when an "optimal peptide" is bound will the MHC-I be released and exported to the cell surface for presentation to T cells. The exact mechanisms of(More)
A plethora of peptides are generated intracellularly, and most peptide-human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-I interactions are of a transient, unproductive nature. Without a quality control mechanism, the HLA-I system would be stressed by futile attempts to present peptides not sufficient for the stable peptide-HLA-I complex formation required for long term(More)
Despite an abundance of peptides inside a cell, only a small fraction is ultimately presented by HLA-I on the cell surface. The presented peptides have HLA-I allomorph-specific motifs and are restricted in length. So far, detailed length studies have been limited to few allomorphs. Peptide-HLA-I (pHLA-I) complexes of different allomorphs are qualitatively(More)
Human leukocyte antigen class I (HLA-I) molecules present antigenic peptides to cytotoxic CD8(+) T cells. Downregulation of peptide:HLA-I complexes is common in tumors and results in tumor immune escape variants. Also molecules involved in the maturation of HLA-I have been demonstrated to be dysregulated in malignant neoplasms. We here set out to(More)
Only a small fraction of the peptides generated inside the cell end up being presented by HLA-I on the cell surface. High stability of peptide-HLA-I complexes and a low HLA-I tapasin-facilitation have been proposed to predict immunogenicity. We here set out to investigate if these parameters correlated and defined immunogenic peptides. Both(More)
BACKGROUND Tumour cells can evade the immune system by dysregulation of human leukocyte antigens (HLA-I). Low quantity and/or altered quality of HLA-I cell surface expression is the result of either HLA-I alterations or dysregulations of proteins of the antigen-processing machinery (APM). Tapasin is an APM protein dedicated to the maturation of HLA-I and(More)
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