Nomenclature for Factors of the HLA System

August 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 July 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. An additional 400 alleles were recently published but have not been included in Table 3 due to space considerations (2).

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

Table 1: New Sequences

SequenceCell identificationAccession numberSubmitting author
A*01:241NT01520MF582484,Carolyn K Hurley, Washington DC, USA
A*02:07:11NT01518MF582482,Carolyn K Hurley, Washington DC, USA
A*24:387171173KY419446,Vera Balz, D,sseldorf, Germany
A*24:388ND14044610MF582637,Daoming Wang, Shenzhen, China
A*26:01:43285565KY419452,Vera Balz, D,sseldorf, Germany
A*74:01:06NT01517MF582481,Carolyn K Hurley, Washington DC, USA
B*18:01:01:08272456KY419469,Vera Balz, D,sseldorf, Germany
B*18:14086590KY419471,Vera Balz, D,sseldorf, Germany
B*18:141NT01514 MF582478,Carolyn K Hurley, Washington DC, USA
B*18:142NT01521MF582485,Carolyn K Hurley, Washington DC, USA
B*27:02:01:05257388KY419473,Vera Balz, D,sseldorf, Germany
B*27:12:01:0288076KY613920,Vera Balz, D,sseldorf, Germany
B*37:01:01:02104112,104113KY419482,Vera Balz, D,sseldorf, Germany
B*40:02:01:04242774,289484KY419486,Vera Balz, D,sseldorf, Germany
B*40:298:02TYNPC27MF578382,Wei Tian, Changsha, China
B*40:361NX69963KY131799,Jun Qi, Xian, China
B*45:21282512KY419493,Vera Balz, D,sseldorf, Germany
B*48:42X72637MF523650,Jun Qi, Xian, China
B*48:4316ZZ1133LC314579,Li-Qun Zhang, Beijing, China
B*57:01:01:02295215KY419505,Vera Balz, D,sseldorf, Germany
C*01:02:43NT01519MF582483,Carolyn K Hurley, Washington DC, USA
C*03:03:37X71814MF523651,Jun Qi, Xian, China
C*03:04:56NT01516MF582480,Carolyn K Hurley, Washington DC, USA
C*03:366N268989KY499648,Vera Balz, D,sseldorf, Germany
C*03:367NT01515MF582479,Carolyn K Hurley, Washington DC, USA
C*05:01:01:09BY01454KY622036,Carolyn K Hurley, Washington DC, USA
C*05:01:36KY620037KY620037,Francisco Angelo Fernandez Moral, Aparecida de Goinia, Brazil
C*06:02:01:09280622KY419397,Vera Balz, D,sseldorf, Germany
C*06:2054671500300 MF680541,Xin Li, Harbin, China
C*07:02:8101070422026512,Chun-Ying Lin, Taipei, Taiwan
C*07:600NNT01522MF582486,Carolyn K Hurley, Washington DC, USA
C*15:02:01:08N38149,66184,204794,234730,282784,287676KY419371,Vera Balz, D,sseldorf, Germany
C*15:146293542KY419421,Vera Balz, D,sseldorf, Germany
C*16:114NT01523MF582487,Carolyn K Hurley, Washington DC, USA
DRB1*01:84JMDP01K0204LC315682,Masahiro Satake, Tokyo, Japan
DRB1*04:234JMDP36K0253LC315683,Masahiro Satake, Tokyo, Japan
DRB1*04:235JMDP36K0266LC315797,Masahiro Satake, Tokyo, Japan
DRB1*04:236JMDP36K0276LC315798,Masahiro Satake, Tokyo, Japan
DRB1*07:01:223133LT896717,Xiao Yang Zhou, Beijing, China
DRB1*12:68D192622LT903664,Edward KL Yang, Hualien, Taiwan
DRB1*13:242JMDP36K0283LC315800,Masahiro Satake, Tokyo, Japan
DRB1*14:187JMDP01K0181LC315679,Masahiro Satake, Tokyo, Japan
DRB1*14:188NJMDP36K0278LC315799,Masahiro Satake, Tokyo, Japan
DRB1*15:01:344511102542MF403091,Xin Li, Harbin, China
DQB1*04:42X72050MF523654,Jun Qi, Xian, China
DQB1*06:242X72651MF523653,Jun Qi, Xian, China
DPB1*03:01:01:10DKMS-LSL-DPB1-1625LT718963,DKMS Life Sciences Lab, Dresden, Germany
DPB1*13:01:01:02DKMS-LSL-DPB1-1638LT719040,DKMS Life Sciences Lab, Dresden, Germany
DPB1*13:01:01:03DKMS-LSL-DPB1-1636LT719042,DKMS Life Sciences Lab, Dresden, Germany
DPB1*13:01:01:04DKMS-LSL-DPB1-1637LT719041,DKMS Life Sciences Lab, Dresden, Germany
DPB1*14:01:01:03DKMS-LSL-DPB1-1644LT718978,DKMS Life Sciences Lab, Dresden, Germany
DPB1*19:01:01:02DKMS-LSL-DPB1-1652LT718986,DKMS Life Sciences Lab, Dresden, Germany
DPB1*34:01:01:02DKMS-LSL-DPB1-1663LT718997,DKMS Life Sciences Lab, Dresden, Germany
DPB1*40:01:01:02ASHI_HT_201KX121039,Amanda Willis, Dallas, USA
DPB1*69:01:01:02DKMS-LSL-DPB1-1694LT719036,DKMS Life Sciences Lab, Dresden, Germany
DPB1*104:01:01:04DKMS-LSL-DPB1-1624LT718962,DKMS Life Sciences Lab, Dresden, Germany
DPB1*104:01:01:05DKMS-LSL-DPB1-1623LT718961,DKMS Life Sciences Lab, Dresden, Germany
DPB1*105:01:01:06DKMS-LSL-DPB1-1628LT718966,DKMS Life Sciences Lab, Dresden, Germany
DPB1*105:01:01:07DKMS-LSL-DPB1-1627LT718965,DKMS Life Sciences Lab, Dresden, Germany
DPB1*105:01:01:08DKMS-LSL-DPB1-1626LT718964,DKMS Life Sciences Lab, Dresden, Germany

Table 2: Confirmatory Sequences

Sequence Cell identification Accession number Submitting author
A*24:02:103016322363,LT883521,Sarah Colom, La Tronche, France
A*26:140X70281,KY020415,Jun Qi, Xian, China
C*01:55JRC-D03326,LC314768,Masahiro Satake, Tokyo, Japan
C*03:99:01JRC-D03395,LC314767,Masahiro Satake, Tokyo, Japan
C*04:304161117022,MF045353,Talitha de Hoop, Utrecht, The Netherlands
C*04:180:01NT01513,MF619962,Carolyn K Hurley, Washington DC, USA
C*15:10:02JRC-D03403,LC314769,Masahiro Satake, Tokyo, Japan
DQB1*03:12BY01503,MF619961,Carolyn K Hurley, Washington DC, USA
DPB1*138:01DKMS-LSL-DPB1-1643,LT718977,DKMS Life Sciences Lab, Dresden, Germany
DPB1*141:01DKMS-LSL-DPB1-1646,LT718980,DKMS Life Sciences Lab, Dresden, Germany
DPB1*191:01DKMS-LSL-DPB1-1653,LT718987,DKMS Life Sciences Lab, Dresden, Germany

Table 3: Recently Published Sequences

Sequence References


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