human leuckocyte antigen
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Related to human leuckocyte antigen: Human Leukocyte Antigen B27, Human Leukocyte Antigen Test, Human leucocyte antigen
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