human leukocyte antigen

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human leukocyte antigen

n. Abbr. HLA
Any of various cell-surface antigens in humans that are products of the major histocompatibility complex and are used to type tissue, as to match donors with recipients for organ transplantation.

HLA

human leukocyte antigen: any of a complex of genetically determined antigens, occurring on the surface of almost every human cell, by which one person's cells can be distinguished from another's and histocompatibility established.
[1970–75]
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The class I HLA types are identified in the mother and at least one of the possible fathers using the conventional lymphocytotoxicity procedure with a large battery of commercially available HLA typing sera that distinguish approximately 20 different HLA-A antigens, 40 different HLA-B antigens, and 8 different HLA-C antigens.