HLA Alleles Numbers

Assigned as of October 2016

The numbers below represent the number of named alleles for each gene. This number includes alleles that have been named but whose sequences are still confidential. This means that the number of sequences found in some files on this site may differ from the number of sequences indicated in this table. Details of the alleles that are still confidential can be seen in the latest version reports on the IPD-IMGT/HLA Database web site. The numbers below do not include the names of any deleted alleles - further details of deleted alleles can be found here. If you wish to cite these numbers in a publication, please see our citations page for further details.


Numbers of HLA Alleles
HLA Class I Alleles 11,553
HLA Class II Alleles 4,082
HLA Alleles 15,635
Other non-HLA Alleles 178
Number of Confidential Alleles 32
HLA Class I
Gene A B C E F G
Alleles 3,657 4,459 3,290 23 22 53
Proteins 2,480 3,221 2,196 8 4 18
Nulls 166 138 119 1 0 2
HLA Class I - Pseudogenes
Gene H J K L P T U V W X Y
Alleles 12 9 6 5 5 0 0 3 0 0 3
Proteins 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nulls 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
HLA Class II
Gene DRA DRB DQA1 DQB1 DPA1 DPB1 DPB2 DMA DMB DOA DOB
Alleles 7 2,208 76 978 44 716 6 7 13 12 13
Proteins 2 1,627 34 678 22 591 0 4 7 3 5
Nulls 0 61 1 27 0 19 0 0 0 1 0
HLA Class II - DRB Alleles
Gene DRB1 DRB2 DRB3 DRB4 DRB5 DRB6 DRB7 DRB8 DRB9
Alleles 1977 1 127 53 43 3 2 1 1
Proteins 1440 0 106 42 39 0 0 0 0
Nulls 50 0 4 5 2 0 0 0 0
Other non-HLA Genes
Gene HFE MICA MICB TAP1 TAP2
Alleles 6 106 42 12 12
Proteins 4 82 28 6 5
Nulls 0 2 2 1 0