This resource page has links to general and specific information and education about human leukocyte antigen (HLA) typing.
Anthony Nolan Trust, HLA Informatics Group
HLA information on the Anthony Nolan Trust Web site includes:
- HLA Nomenclature Information
General education about scientific classification of HLA.
- The HLA Dictionary 2008
A summary of alleles and their association with serologically defined antigens.
- HLA Nomenclature Report
The current WHO nomenclature committee report for factors of the HLA system.
- HLA Nomenclature Updates
A monthly update of the HLA Nomenclature Report.
- HLA Sequence Data
Research information such as the quarterly "HLA Class I and II Sequence Alignments."
IMGT/HLA Sequence Database
Specialists use this database to locate sequences of the human major
histocompatibility complex (HLA). It includes the official sequences for
the World Health Organization (WHO) HLA Nomenclature Committee for
Factors of the HLA System. The IMGT/HLA Database is part of the
international ImMunoGeneTics project (IMGT).
American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI)
The Web site for ASHI provides a wealth of general and
specific information about "the science and practice of immunogenetics
and its impact on the quality of life."
HLA Education Series
Learn more about the role of HLA in transplantation and identification of the best match for patients in need of transplant through our online education modules.
Immunogenetic Operations & Research spearheaded the creation of the HLA education series with the help of Case Management and NMDP Education and Training. The Immunogenetic Operations & Research department is responsible for understanding the scientific aspects of hematopoietic cell transplantation data, ensuring the timely acquisition and validation of these data for searching patients, and translating the evolving science into actionable policies, practices, and services.