Common and well-documented HLA alleles over all of Europe and within European sub-regions: A catalogue from the European Federation for Immunogenetics.

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  • 20-01-2017

Sanchez-Mazas A, Nunes JM, Middleton D, Sauter J, Buhler S, McCabe A, Hofmann J, Baier DM, Schmidt AH, Nicoloso G, Andreani M, Grubic Z, Tiercy JM, Fleischhauer K. HLA 2017 Feb;89(2):104-113. 10.1111/tan.12956.

A catalogue of common and well-documented (CWD) human leukocyte antigen (HLA), previously established by the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI), is widely used as indicator for typing ambiguities to be resolved in tissue transplantation or for checking the universality of any HLA allele in the world. However, European population samples, which are characterized by a substantial level of genetic variation, are underrepresented in the ASHI catalogue. Therefore, the Population Genetics Working Group of the European Federation for Immunogenetics (EFI) has facilitated data collection for an European CWD catalogue.

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