Nomenclature for Factors of the HLA System

May 2007

Compiled by Steven G. E. Marsh for the WHO Nomenclature Committee for Factors of the HLA System.

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The following sequences have been submitted to the Nomenclature Committee since the April 2007 nomenclature update and, following agreed policy, have been assigned official allele designations. Full details of all sequences will be published in a forthcoming report.

Below are listed the newly assigned sequences (Table 1) and confirmations of previously reported sequences (Table 2). The accession number of each sequence is given and these can be used to retrieve the sequence files from either the EMBL, GenBank or DDBJ data libraries. Although accession numbers have been assigned by the data libraries and most sequences are already available, there is still the possibility that an author may not yet have allowed the sequence to be released, in such a case you will have to contact the submitting author directly. Additional information pertaining to new sequences is often included in the publications describing these alleles, a listing of recent publications which describe new HLA sequences is given in Table 3.

All new and confirmatory sequences should now be submitted directly to the WHO Nomenclature Committee for Factors of the HLA System via the IMGT/HLA Database using the sequence submission tool provided. The IMGT/HLA Database may be accessed via the world wide web at :

Table 1: New Sequences

Sequence Cell identification Accession number Submitting Author
A*0330 Xian30109 EF602747 Mengli Liu, Xi'an, China
A*1132 RA1283 EF626806 Min Yu, Chicago, USA
A*2316 D24054 AM493902 Odile Avinens, Montpellier, France
A*2477 BY00177 EF591029 Carolyn K Hurley, Washington, USA
A*2478 2004307seq AB303946 Hidetoshi Inoko, Isehara, Japan
A*3312 BY00180 EF591032 Carolyn K Hurley, Washington, USA
A*9221 SCCA-1 EF534104 Maggie Sprague, Seattle, USA
A*9221 B8972 EF632301 Lixing Yan, Hangzhou, China
A*9222 BY00178 EF591030 Carolyn K Hurley, Washington, USA
A*9223 BY00176 EF591028 Carolyn K Hurley, Washington, USA
A*9224 SCU00927 EF579799 Francisco de Paula Sanchez Gordo, Malaga, Spain
A*9225N 06d05372 AM711559 Jacqy Anholts, Leiden, The Netherlands
A*9226 2001238PD AB303947 Hidetoshi Inoko, Isehara, Japan
B*070205 D22669 AM493903 Odile Avinens, Montpellier, France
B*0757 DJEGen AM689936 Anne Dormoy, Strasbourg, France
B*3577 DCI-002 EF620032 Sallyanne Fossey, Nashville, USA
B*4817 K13577,
AB292739 Etsuko Maruya, Kyoto, Japan
B*4818 2006032CB,
AB303948 Hidetoshi Inoko, Isehara, Japan
B*510203 B16573 EF611989 Lixing Yan, Hangzhou, China
B*5713 MHHN-414997 AM712179 Rainer Blasczyk, Hannover, Germany
B*9530 RA1242 EF622511 Min Yu, Chicago, USA
B*9531 147351 AM712922 Francesca Poli, Milano, Italy
B*9532 DCI-001 EF620033 Sallyanne Fossey, Nashville, USA
Cw*0119 HanChineseA78 EF189140 Lin Ding, Guangzhou, China
G*010111 HLAG005 EF565823 Erick Castelli, Ribeirao Preto, Sao Paulo, Brazil
G*010112 JKKB-55 EF218653 KyuBum Kwack, Seoul, South Korea
G*010113 JKKB-87 EF218654 KyuBum Kwack, Seoul, South Korea
G*0109 JKKB-28 EF218655 KyuBum Kwack, Seoul, South Korea
DRB1*030105 NT00735 EF591034 Carolyn K Hurley, Washington, USA
DQB1*0632 B-200702759 AM691798 Florian Emmerich, Berlin, Germany
DQB1*0633 D963.9 EF622510 Min Yu, Chicago, USA
DPB1*2102 JERA34315AN AM698036 Ann-Margaret Little, London, United Kingdom

Table 2: Confirmatory Sequences

Sequence Cell Identification Accession Number Submitting Author
A*0126 NT00736 EF591033 Carolyn K Hurley, Washington, USA
A*2450 BY00179 EF591031 Carolyn K Hurley, Washington, USA
A*2627 BY00173 EF591027 Carolyn K Hurley, Washington, USA
A*3117 Xian28632 EF602748 Mengli Liu, Xi'an, China

Table 3: Recently Published Sequences

Sequence References
A*1129 (1)
A*2471 (2)
A*2632 (3)
A*2634 (4)
A*7403 (5)
B*4070 (6)
B*9523 (7)
DRB1*0114 (8)
DRB1*1376 (2)
DRB1*1465 (2)


  1. Danzer M, Polin H, Hofer K, Gabriel C: HLA-A*1129, a new allele identified in a cord blood donor. Tissue Antigens 2007 69:611.
  2. Abdeen H, McErlean C, Moraes ME, et al.: Identification of three novel alleles of HLA-DRB1 and HLA-A in the Brazilian population. Tissue Antigens 2007 69:607-10.
  3. Kwon OJ, Lee JS, Oh JW, Nah SY, Jeong SM: Identification of a novel HLA-A*26 allele, HLA-A*2632, by sequence-based typing in the Korean population. Tissue Antigens 2007 69:612-3.
  4. Kwon OJ, Hong SA, Oh JW, Nah SY, Jeong SM: HLA-A*2634, a new allele identified by sequence-based typing in the Korean population. Tissue Antigens 2007 69:613-5.
  5. Canossi A, Del Beato T, Piazza A, et al.: Identification of the uncommon allele HLA-A*7403 in a Caucasian renal transplant cadaveric donor: extension of the exon 4 sequence. Tissue Antigens 2007 69:615-8.
  6. Jin WM, Du D, Liu X, Kong FH, Cai JP: Identification of a novel HLA-B allele HLA-B*4070 in a Chinese donor. Tissue Antigens 2007 69:618-9.
  7. Balas A, Sanchez-Gordo F, Garcia-Sanchez F, Prat I, Vicario JL: HLA-B*9523 increases the extremely high B*15-group polymorphism. Tissue Antigens 2007 69:620-1.
  8. Liu ML, Qi J, Zhang Y, Ye SH: Identification of a novel allele HLA-DRB1*0114 in two Chinese marrow donors by sequence-based typing. Tissue Antigens 2007 69:622.