Nomenclature for Factors of the HLA System

May 2017

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 2017 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 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 that 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 (2). The IMGT/HLA Database may be accessed via the world wide web at :

Table 1: New Sequences

SequenceCell identificationAccession numberSubmitting author
A*02:688M-18997LT852427,Kristin Kipper, Martinsried, Germany
A*03:280M-689870LT852428,Kristin Kipper, Martinsried, Germany
A*11:01:01:06104305,274166,275513KY419439,Vera Balz, D,sseldorf, Germany
A*23:01:01:04283561KY419442,Vera Balz, D,sseldorf, Germany
A*24:02:1021750-2111-2MF069242,Yuxin Yin, Los Angeles, USA
A*32:1031743-9101-1MF069204,Yuxin Yin, Los Angeles, USA
A*68:01:02:046722,31757,50202,54984,55286,72873,94276,221980KY419457,Vera Balz, D,sseldorf, Germany
A*68:16746271LT827024,Marcel GJ Tilanus, Maastricht, The Netherlands
B*35:345M-96200LT852429,Kristin Kipper, Martinsried, Germany
B*39:02:03T149LC257721,Takashi Shiina, Isehara, Japan
B*40:06:04:024161115110MF058639,Talitha de Hoop, Utrecht, The Netherlands
B*40:358M-317019LT852430,Kristin Kipper, Martinsried, Germany
B*52:70Peripheral_Blood_UC3988KY906101,Xiaodong Mo, Shenzhen, China
B*55:02:01:03JM02LC257740,Takashi Shiina, Isehara, Japan
C*01:02:01:05JM11LC257748,Takashi Shiina, Isehara, Japan
C*01:15:02M-668764LT852431,Kristin Kipper, Martinsried, Germany
C*03:03:01:08T135LC257752,Takashi Shiina, Isehara, Japan
C*03:03:35AMC170323_33635552KY863416,Oh-Joong Kwon, Seoul, South Korea
C*03:357016250885LT838221,Sarah Colom, La Tronche, France
C*03:358015959759LT838219,Sarah Colom, La Tronche, France
C*03:359015736202LT838233,Sarah Colom, La Tronche, France
C*03:360M-597260LT852432,Kristin Kipper, Martinsried, Germany
C*03:36146272LT827025,Marcel GJ Tilanus, Maastricht, The Netherlands
C*04:01:83016335040LT838220,Sarah Colom, La Tronche, France
C*04:274015937518LT838227,Sarah Colom, La Tronche, France
C*04:275015874788LT838223,Sarah Colom, La Tronche, France
C*04:276M-666485LT852433,Kristin Kipper, Martinsried, Germany
C*05:153N016229771LT838237,Sarah Colom, La Tronche, France
C*06:02:49016209001LT838228,Sarah Colom, La Tronche, France
C*06:02:501140_2LT837520,Viktoria Zakharova, Moscow, Russia
C*07:592015935663LT838222,Sarah Colom, La Tronche, France
C*07:593N1788_5LT838332,Viktoria Zakharova, Moscow, Russia
C*07:594016264924LT838218,Sarah Colom, La Tronche, France
C*07:595016235959LT838234,Sarah Colom, La Tronche, France
C*08:01:01:02T106LC257765,Takashi Shiina, Isehara, Japan
C*08:02:15016334442LT838230,Sarah Colom, La Tronche, France
C*15:02:30015953556LT838229,Sarah Colom, La Tronche, France
C*16:111016250842LT838226,Sarah Colom, La Tronche, France
C*17:381918_1LT838331,Viktoria Zakharova, Moscow, Russia
F*01:01:01:14DEUKY704497,Mehdi Alizadeh, Rennes, Frances
DRB1*04:231M-76062LT852434,Kristin Kipper, Martinsried, Germany
DRB1*13:01:171945_1LT838782,Viktoria Zakharova, Moscow, Russia
DRB3*01:43NHSBT04517LT844633,Francisco Boix, London, United Kingdom
DQA1*01:01:01:04JM02LC257814,Takashi Shiina, Isehara, Japan
DQA1*01:01:01:05JM10LC257815,Takashi Shiina, Isehara, Japan
DQA1*01:02:01:08T253LC257819,Takashi Shiina, Isehara, Japan
DQA1*01:03:01:07T063LC257823,Takashi Shiina, Isehara, Japan
DQA1*01:03:01:08JM35LC257824,Takashi Shiina, Isehara, Japan
DQA1*01:16NUA2017tp865LT838778,Mats Bengtsson, Uppsala, Sweden
DQA1*03:02:01:02T097LC257831,Takashi Shiina, Isehara, Japan
DQA1*03:02:01:03JM30LC257832,Takashi Shiina, Isehara, Japan
DQA1*03:04015940462LT838896,Sarah Colom, La Tronche, France
DQA1*04:01:01:02T131LC257838,Takashi Shiina, Isehara, Japan
DQA1*04:01:01:03T106LC257839,Takashi Shiina, Isehara, Japan
DQB1*03:01:39015901653LT838900,Sarah Colom, La Tronche, France
DQB1*03:02:01:04BY01483MF033149,Carolyn K Hurley, Washington DC, USA
DQB1*05:149016211227LT838889,Sarah Colom, La Tronche, France
DQB1*05:150016265351LT840076,Sarah Colom, La Tronche, France
DQB1*05:151M-423861LT852435,Kristin Kipper, Martinsried, Germany
DQB1*06:03:27NHSBT210417LT837517,Francisco Boix, London, United Kingdom
DQB1*06:04:11016225015LT838901,Sarah Colom, La Tronche, France
DQB1*06:237016266064LT838899,Sarah Colom, La Tronche, France
DQB1*06:238M-595286LT852436,Kristin Kipper, Martinsried, Germany
DPA1*02:07:01:03DNA174KY807148,Yvonne Thorstenson, Mountain View, USA
DPB1*02:01:2181145175KU904251,Daniel Fuerst, Ulm, Germany
DPB1*14:01:04016185960LT838895,Sarah Colom, La Tronche, France
DPB1*654:01H4G1KY859858,Yvonne Thorstenson, Mountain View, USA

Table 2: Confirmatory Sequences

Sequence Cell identification Accession number Submitting author
A*03:01:1446270,LT827023,Marcel GJ Tilanus, Maastricht, The Netherlands
A*24:02:794140319104,KY964232,Talitha de Hoop, Utrecht, The Netherlands
A*29:02:201940-5814-5,MF069203,Yuxin Yin, Los Angeles, USA
A*68:23BY01482,KY906170,Carolyn K Hurley, Washington DC, USA
B*07:75:01:014140313015,KY964230,Talitha de Hoop, Utrecht, The Netherlands
B*15:01:064150211022,KY964231,Talitha de Hoop, Utrecht, The Netherlands
B*40:01:02:01T119,LC257725,Takashi Shiina, Isehara, Japan
B*40:01:45R40519,LN901490,Edward KL Yang, Hualien, Taiwan
B*40:06:04:013161027257,MF058631,Talitha de Hoop, Utrecht, The Netherlands
B*40:424161018040,MF058632,Talitha de Hoop, Utrecht, The Netherlands
B*44:294161115048,MF058633,Talitha de Hoop, Utrecht, The Netherlands
B*44:294161005080,MF058634,Talitha de Hoop, Utrecht, The Netherlands
B*51:504161102015,MF058635,Talitha de Hoop, Utrecht, The Netherlands
B*55:04JM30,LC257741,Takashi Shiina, Isehara, Japan
B*82:014160316008,MF058636,Talitha de Hoop, Utrecht, The Netherlands
C*02:06:014161011039,MF058637,Talitha de Hoop, Utrecht, The Netherlands
C*03:03:01:01T088,LC257751,Takashi Shiina, Isehara, Japan
C*07:02:01:01T106,LC257759,Takashi Shiina, Isehara, Japan
C*07:02:01:15JM31,LC257762,Takashi Shiina, Isehara, Japan
C*07:074140319028,MF045355,Talitha de Hoop, Utrecht, The Netherlands
C*07:224140319132,MF045356,Talitha de Hoop, Utrecht, The Netherlands
C*07:1654140918100,MF045357,Talitha de Hoop, Utrecht, The Netherlands
C*07:533015643310,LT838217,Sarah Colom, La Tronche, France
C*15:294160608069,MF045358,Talitha de Hoop, Utrecht, The Netherlands
DRB5*01:01:01HAY,BD,KU593577,Konstantinos Barsakis, Palo Alto, USA
DRB5*01:01:01171333,KU593580,Konstantinos Barsakis, Palo Alto, USA
DRB5*01:01:01280599,KU593576,Konstantinos Barsakis, Palo Alto, USA
DRB5*01:02164639,KU593573,Konstantinos Barsakis, Palo Alto, USA
DRB5*02:02:01CHA,AJ,KU593578,Konstantinos Barsakis, Palo Alto, USA
DQA1*03:02:01:01T106,LC257830,Takashi Shiina, Isehara, Japan
DQA1*03:03:01:03T331,LC257835,Takashi Shiina, Isehara, Japan
DQB1*03:03:02:04BY01486,MF033146,Carolyn K Hurley, Washington DC, USA
DQB1*03:371878_2,LT838781,Viktoria Zakharova, Moscow, Russia
DQB1*03:243BY01484,MF033148,Carolyn K Hurley, Washington DC, USA
DQB1*05:124140602043,MF045360,Talitha de Hoop, Utrecht, The Netherlands
DQB1*05:31BY01487,MF033145,Carolyn K Hurley, Washington DC, USA

Table 3: Recently Published Sequences

Sequence References


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