A Novel System to Discriminate HLA-C mir148a Binding Site by Allele-Specific Quantitative PC R

  • Priscilla Biswas
  • Eddi Di Marco
  • Mauro S. MalnatiEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 2065)


The levels of expression of the HLA-class I molecules are critical for modulating T/NK lymphocytes effector functions. Among HLA molecules, HLA-C, the most recent developed form of class I antigens, is subjected to multiple post transcriptional level of regulation that affect its cell surface expression.

We describe a new method of allele-specific real-time PCR that monitor the integrity/disruption of the binding site of the microRNA Hsa-miR-148a, a key factor associated to the levels of HLA-C expression in the Caucasian populations.

Key words

Allele-specific real-time PCR Single-nucleotide polymorphism miRNA 148a binding site Epigenetic regulation HLA-C expression 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Priscilla Biswas
    • 1
  • Eddi Di Marco
    • 2
  • Mauro S. Malnati
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Unit of Human Virology, Division of Immunology, Transplantation and Infectious DiseasesIRCCS Ospedale San RaffaeleMilanItaly
  2. 2.IRCCS Istituto Giannina GasliniGenoaItaly

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