Histocompatibility antigens on murine tumors

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Science  15 Nov 1985:
Vol. 230, Issue 4727, pp. 777-783
DOI: 10.1126/science.2997918


Recent advances in tumor immunology suggest that the expression of the histocompatibility antigens, encoded by the major histocompatibility complex, is important in controlling the metastatic growth of certain murine tumors. The anomalous expression of histocompatibility antigens in many neoplasms appears to be associated with the ability of these cells to evade the immune system and progress to metastasis. This review examines some of the underlying molecular and immunobiological interactions that might determine the metastatic outcome of cellular transformation.

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