A new HLA-A*30 variant, A*3018, identified by sequence-based typing in the Chinese population.

We report the identification of the novel allele HLA-A*3018 that was found during routine high resolution sequence-based typing of a Chinese bone marrow donor. The A*3018 allele has three nucleotides that differ from A*300101 at codon 17 (AGT-->CGC) and codon 18 (GGA-->GGG) in exon 2.