Identification of a new HLA-B*40 variant, B*400204, by sequence-based typing in a Martinican individual.

@article{Paturel2009IdentificationOA,
  title={Identification of a new HLA-B*40 variant, B*400204, by sequence-based typing in a Martinican individual.},
  author={L Paturel and Odile B{\'e}ra and I Favre-Victoire and V. N. Vleesch Dubois},
  journal={Tissue antigens},
  year={2009},
  volume={74 4},
  pages={345-7}
}
We report the identification of a novel B*40 allele, officially named B*400204, found in a Martinican prospective bone marrow donor by means of sequence-based typing techniques. This novel allele differs from the B*400201 allele by a synonymous nucleotide exchange at codon 31 in exon 2 (ACG --> ACC).