Table 1

Overview of human MHC class II loci, allele and polymorphism.

Locus

Gene

Chain

# of alleles


HLA-DP

HLA-DPA1

alpha

28


HLA-DP

HLA-DPB1

beta

138


HLA-DQ

HLA-DQA1

alpha

35


HLA-DQ

HLA-DQB1

beta

108


HLA-DR

HLA-DRA

alpha

3


HLA-DR

HLA-DRB1

beta

785


HLA-DR

HLA-DRB2

beta

1


HLA-DR

HLA-DRB3

beta

52


HLA-DR

HLA-DRB4

beta

14


HLA-DR

HLA-DRB5

beta

19


HLA-DR

HLA-DRB6

beta

3


HLA-DR

HLA-DRB7

beta

2


HLA-DR

HLA-DRB8

beta

1


HLA-DR

HLA-DRB9

beta

1


Information was extracted from IMGT database. HLA-DM and HLA-DO molecules are not included as they are not expressed on cell surface.

Wang et al. BMC Bioinformatics 2010 11:568   doi:10.1186/1471-2105-11-568

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