Description of the novel HLA-DPB1*137:01 allele found in an Italian subject


  • This allele was officially named HLA-DPB1*137:01 by WHO Nomenclature Committee in January 2012.


In this report, we describe the identification and sequencing of a novel HLA-DPB1 allele, found in an Italian haematological patient. This allele is identical to DPB1*17:01 except for a single nucleotide substitution (GAC→GAG) at position 57, which changes the encoded amino acid from Asp to Glu.