Tumor-specific upregulation of human leukocyte antigen-G expression in bladder transitional cell carcinoma.

Human leukocyte antigen-G (HLA-G) is a potent immunosuppressive molecule that induces functional silencing of both innate and adaptive immune responses. The relevance of the aberrant HLA-G expression in malignant contexts has been intensively investigated. However, its expression status and clinical significance in bladder cancer remain to be elucidated. In… (More)