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Abbreviation for human leukocyte antigens , under antigen.
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The class of major histocompatibility antigens in humans.
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HLAHuman leukocyte antigen complex Immunology A system of genes unique to a person and statistically shared with 1 in 4 siblings; HLA regions are within the major histocompatibility complex–MHC, on the short arm of chromosome 6, 32 centimorgans from the centromere, divided into 3 classes
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Abbreviation for human leukocyte antigens.
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HLAHuman leukocyte antigen; the MAJOR HISTOCOMPATIBILITY COMPLEX.
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HLA (human leuckocyte antigen)
A group of protein molecules located on bone marrow cells that can provoke an immune response. A donor's and a recipient's HLA types should match as closely as possible to prevent the recipient's immune system from attacking the donor's marrow as a foreign material that does not belong in the body.
Mentioned in: Bone Marrow Transplantation
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Abbreviation for human leukocyte antigen.
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