Tumour-derived soluble MIC ligands impair expression of NKG2D and T-cell activation.


Engagement of the NKG2D receptor by tumour-associated ligands may promote tumour rejection by stimulating innate and adaptive lymphocyte responses. In humans, NKG2D is expressed on most natural killer cells, gammadelta T cells and CD8alphabeta T cells. Ligands of NKG2D include the major histocompatibility complex class I homologues MICA and MICB, which… (More)