LOH in the HLA class I region at 6p21 is associated with shorter survival in newly diagnosed adult glioblastoma.

PURPOSE Glioblastoma (GBM) shows downregulated expression of human leukocyte antigen (HLA) class I, thereby escaping from cytotoxic T cells and limiting the efficacy of immunotherapy. Loss of heterozygosity (LOH) of HLA class I (6p21) and/or β-2 microglobulin (B2m) (15q21) regions represents irreversible downregulation. In this study, we examined the… CONTINUE READING