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.
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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.
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Factors Predicting Risk for Antibody-mediated Rejection and Graft Loss in Highly Human Leukocyte Antigen Sensitized Patients Transplanted After Desensitization.
It is worthy to mention that the association of human leukocyte antigens (HLA) with BP were studied more than three decades ago.
Human leukocyte antigens in undifferentiated spondyloarthritis.
Relationships between the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) complex and MD have been extensively investigated; however, the candidate HLA genes have varied worldwide (table 1).
It was discovered on leukocytes and hence is referred to as the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) complex.
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Most of these diseases particularly ankylosing spondylitis have strongly been associated with presence of human leukocyte antigen (HLA) B272.
[6] The role of genetic factors in the etiology of RA established a connection between the discovery of the disease with class II MHC complexes, namely the genetic variant human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-DRB1*04.
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Antigen-presenting cells, that is, macrophages, dendritic cells, and activated natural killer cells, express human leukocyte antigen D related (HLA-DR) on their surface which is crucial for immunologic competence [1, 2].

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