Complete sequencing of the HLA-A*68020102 novel allele identified in two Caucasoid families.


We describe here the isolation and the full-length sequence of the coding region of the HLA new variant at the HLA-A locus officially named A*68020102. This variant shows an 11 base pairs deletion within the 5' UTR region. The exon sequence is identical to that of A*6802 and the commercially available anti-A68 typing sera react with the antigen coded by the… (More)