Table 1

Four-digit ambiguous alleles with standard SBT methods and cSBT
Class I exon 2, 3, 4 ambiguous to 4-digit (high freq)
Allele dbMHC freq
C*07:02:01/07:50 13.20%
C*04:01/04:09 N 11.40%
C*07:01/07:06/07:18 8.20%
C*08:01/08:22 4.90%
B*07:02:01/07:61 4.80%
B*35:01:01/35:42:01 4.50%
16 others variable
DRB Exon 2 Ambiguous to 4-digit (high freq)
Allele dbMHC freq
DRB1*11:01/11:100 6.60%
DRB1*14:01:01/14:54 4.10%
6 others variable
All cSBT ambiguous to 4-digit
Allele dbMHC freq
A*74:01/74:02 0.90%
C*07:04/07:11 1.70%
B*27:05/27:13 1.50%
DRB1*12:01:01/12:10 1.80%

“Gold Standard” Sanger sequence-based genotyping usually amplifies a minimal number of exons per allele, resulting in a large number of ambiguous allele calls. A non-inclusive list of commonly observed alleles with four-digit ambiguity using exon-based typing methods is shown for class I (exon 2, 3, & 4) and DRB (exon 2) alleles. Also included is a list of all four allele combinations predicted to be four-digit ambiguous using the expanded cSBT method.

Lank et al.

Lank et al. BMC Genomics 2012 13:378   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-13-378

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