Class II HLA Antigens in Benign and Malignant Lesions of Melanocytic Origin

  • D. J. Ruiter
  • S. G. van Duinen
  • M. Tsujisaki
  • S. Ferrone


Following the unexpected detection of immunologically functional class II HLA antigens on melanoma cells in long–term culture [1, 2], several investigators have analyzed the expression of these antigens by surgically removed benign and malignant lesions of melanocytic origin [3–6]. These studies have been facilitated by the availability of monoclonal antibodies (MoAbs) which have contributed to the application of immunohistochemical techniques.


Melanoma Cell Primary Cutaneous Melanoma Melanocytic Lesion Melanoma Lesion Dysplastic Nevus 
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  • D. J. Ruiter
  • S. G. van Duinen
  • M. Tsujisaki
  • S. Ferrone

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