human leukocyte antigen

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human leukocyte antigen

[¦yü·mən ¦lü·kə‚sīt ′ant·i·jən]
(immunology)
Any of a group of antigens present on the surface of nucleated body cells that are coded for by the major histocompatibility complex of humans and thus allow the immune system to distinguish self and nonself. Abbreviated HLA.
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The association of HLA antigen and GVHD in allogeneic hemopoietic stem cell transplantation with histocompatible sibling donor: A single-center experience in Korea.
Sensitization to HLA antigens is normally determined by Panel Reactive Antibodies (PRA) which evaluate serum reactivity against the lymphocyte panel of known HLA specificity.
Association of class I HLA antigens with the clinical manifestations of Turkish patients with Behcet's disease.
HLA antigens in Ameridian groups of two different linguistic families from Colombia.
Frequency of HLA antigens were similar those in group I of exudative psoriasis.
This indicates the importance of studies to identify the associated HLA antigens in a large number of ethnic populations.
HLA antigens in 11 cases of patients with recurrent annular erythema and anti-SSB antibody.
The most common sources of immunization to HLA antigens include prior blood transfusions, pregnancy, and previous organ transplantation (Akalin et al.
Attempts are made to match the HLA antigens of donor and recipient for prolonged graft survival.
With its examination of HLA typing, PCR-SSP typing and HLA antigens, this handbook primarily focuses on these issues within new research in hematopoietic stem cells.
1) Several reports from different countries indicate that certain HLA antigens are more frequent in patients with sarcoidosis.