Characterization a novel HLA-B40 allele with serological Bw4 motif, HLA-B*4047, in the Finnish population and confirmation of B*270503 allele.


We describe a novel HLA-B*40 allele assigned as B*4047*. The B*4047 allele was detected in a Finnish patient awaiting kidney transplantation. The patient had a "short" B60-like serological specificity with Bw4 association. After sequencing, the B*4047 allele was found to be identical to B*4001, except having five amino acid changes in exon 2, including the… (More)