A new HLA-A9 subtype lacking the Bw4 epitope. Ancestral or revertant allele?

@article{Kashiwase1995ANH,
  title={A new HLA-A9 subtype lacking the Bw4 epitope. Ancestral or revertant allele?},
  author={Kouichi Kashiwase and Katsushi Tokunaga and Yoshihide Ishikawa and Li Lin and Tadashi Imanishi and Tatsuya Akaza and Kenji Tadokoro and Takeo Juji},
  journal={Human immunology},
  year={1995},
  volume={42 3},
  pages={221-6}
}
The HLA-A9 group has been subdivided into three serologically defined splits, A23, A24, and A2403. We have found a new HLA-A9 split antigen, tentatively called A24AK, in the Japanese population. Sequence analysis of A24AK (officially assigned A*2404) showed that this new allele was different from HLA-A*2402, which codes for the common A24 antigen, by seven nucleotides, and the two alleles could be discriminated by the PCR-SSCP method. These nucleotide substitutions are predicted to result in… CONTINUE READING