HLA complex


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HLA complex

[¦āch¦el′ā ‚käm‚pleks]
(immunology)
The major histocompatibility complex of humans.
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The HLA complex allows the immune system to distinguish between self and non-self (foreign) entities.
The observed differences could be explained by involvement of another genetic factor linked with HLA complex (MICA, TNF) subdividing the DQA1-DQB1 haplotypes in different at-risk subhaplotypes, some being more at risk than others [28-30].
1-3) As an important gene cluster related to immune system function in humans, different genotypes of HLA complex may influence the susceptivity and repellency of drug use combined with HIV infection.