Identification of a novel HLA-Cw*05 allele, Cw*0503

L. Q. Huang, T. Boon, Aline Van Pel

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HLA-Cw*05 is one of the least polymorphic subgroups of HLA-C; so far only two alleles, namely Cw*0501 and Cw*0502, have been reported. We report here the identification of a third allele, Cw*0503, in a Caucasian individual. Cw*0503 is closely related to Cw*0501 with only six nucleotide substitutions clustering over a fragment of 48 nucleotides at the beginning of exon 4. All these six substitutions at the same positions have been found only in HLA-B*44 alleles, suggesting that Cw*0503 is a result of recombination between Cw*0501 and one of B*44 alleles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)473-474
Number of pages2
JournalTissue Antigens
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes



  • cDNA cloning
  • HLA-Cw*0503
  • Nucleotide sequencing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Genetics

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