Beyond the proteasome: trimming, degradation and generation of MHC class I ligands by auxiliary proteases.

Abstract

The proteasome is now recognized to be implicated in the generation of the vast majority of MHC class I ligands. Moreover, it is probably the only cytosolic protease generating their carboxyterminals. However, solid evidence documents a role of additional and only partly identified proteases in MHC class I antigen processing. Cytosolic tripeptidyl peptidase… (More)

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