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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: MHC class II antigen presentation in melanoma: impact on immune recognition
Principal Investigator:

Karen Hastings

Location: Phoenix, AZ
Congressional District Code: 9
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: April 2021 - March 2025
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $128,328
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Anti-tumor immune responses depend on T cell recognition of tumor antigens in the context of major histocompatibility complex (MHC) proteins to destroy tumors. While the MHC class I antigen presentation pathway in melanoma cells has a well-established role in immune-mediated destruction of tumors, the function of the MHC class II antigen presentation pathway in melanoma cells is not well understood. The goal of this proposal is to determine the function of MHC class II and the MHC class II antig...

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