Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The class of major histocompatibility antigens in humans.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

h(uman) l(eukocyte) a(ntigen).

Examples

  • It has also been found, somewhat unexpectedly, that persons with certain HLA antigens run a significantly greater risk of getting certain diseases than persons who lack those antigens

    Physiology or Medicine 1980 - Press Release

  • The parts of the modern immune system that come from the Neanderthals and Denisovans are known as the HLA histocompatibility complex, a group of protein-creating genes located on chromosome six that help protect humans against assaults by some bacterial infections and viruses, and the rejection of tissue transplants.

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  • Three genetic variations in particular (HLA-DQ2, HLA-DQ8, and HLA-DR0405) -- all located in the region of the genome called HLA for "human leukocyte antigen" -- are known to dramatically increase risk of coming down with the condition.

    Science Blog

  • Three genetic variations in particular (HLA-DQ2, HLA-DQ8, and HLA-DR0405) - all located in the region of the genome called HLA for "human leukocyte antigen" - are known to dramatically increase risk of coming down with the condition.

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  • “What they will do is suck a couple of vials of my precious bodily fluids out of here, and they will check my blood type and some obscure red blood antigens and they’ll do what they call HLA typing, which detects proteins that are present in my lymphocytes, whatever the hell those are.”

    Confession

  • "The PGD procedure has been used in Sweden for years but it is the second stage of the process, the HLA, that is now being allowed," Goeran Wennergren, professor of pediatrics at Gothenburg University and one of the experts who evaluated the applications, told AFP.

    Sweden Approves Embryo Screening to Save Dying Siblings | Impact Lab

  • In that light, another discovery is extremely important: nearly 90 percent of all narcoleptic patients with both sleepiness and cataplexy have a characteristic gene in the so-called HLA region of one chromosome.

    Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems

  • With his collaborator, Prof. Edgardo Carosella, Jean Dausset has always been interested in an atypical molecule of the HLA system, named the HLA-G, molecule of tolerance, unlikely to the other HLA molecules.

    Jean Dausset - Biography

  • This study took a close look at a group called HLA class I genes which help the immune system adapt to fight off new pathogens that could cause various infections, viruses and diseases.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • There is a specific genetic marker that they can test for called HLA-B27.

    Shelli's Sentiments

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