Cutting edge: the metalloproteinase ADAM17/TNF-alpha-converting enzyme regulates proteolytic shedding of the MHC class I-related chain B protein.


MHC class I-related chain (MIC) A/B are transmembrane proteins expressed in pathological conditions that are ligands for the activating receptor NKG2D found on cytotoxic lymphocytes. Soluble NKG2D ligands are detected in sera of patients suffering from multiple types of cancer where they are associated with reduced levels of receptor expression and… (More)


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