Four new DP alleles identified in a study of 500 unrelated bone marrow donor-recipient pairs. Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • HLA-DP genotyping of 500 donor recipient pairs in a retrospective analysis sponsored by the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) identified four new DP alleles, two DPB1 and two DPA1. DNA sequencing confirmed that DPB1*8001 and *8101, each found in a single individual, are novel combinations of previously described sequence motifs in the six variable regions of DPB1. DPA1*02014, found in two individuals, is identical to DPA1*02011 except for a novel silent substitution, a G to A transition at the third position of codon 14. DPA1*01032, found in one individual, is identical to DPB1*01031 except for a silent G to A transition at the third position of codon 20. The identification of these novel alleles brings the total number of reported DPB1 alleles to 85 and DPA1 alleles to 15.

publication date

  • 1999