Appendix

APPENDIX 1S Nomenclature and Serology of HLA Class I and Class II Alleles

  1. James McCluskey1,
  2. Carmel Kanaan2,
  3. Mary Diviney2

Published Online: 1 FEB 2003

DOI: 10.1002/0471142735.ima01s52

Current Protocols in Immunology

Current Protocols in Immunology

How to Cite

McCluskey, J., Kanaan, C. and Diviney, M. 2003. Nomenclature and Serology of HLA Class I and Class II Alleles. Current Protocols in Immunology. 52:1S:A.1S.1–A.1S.8.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Melbourne and Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Melbourne, Australia

  2. 2

    Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Melbourne, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 FEB 2003
  2. Published Print: DEC 2002

Abstract

This overview presents nomenclature and serology information on human leucocyte antigens, or HLA molecules, which are encoded by a cluster of genes linked on the short arm of chromosome 6. This region is known as the major histocompatibility coclass II molecules based upon their structure, tissue distribution, and source of peptide antigen, as well as upon their interactions with T cell subsets.