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 and Search Strategy Resources
Learn about the role of HLA in hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT), the latest selection guidelines, and donor and cord blood search strategies.