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This article gives the decisions of the WHO nomenclature committee on leukocyte antigens, in particular concerning (a) the upgrading of certain HLA-A and HLA-B specificities to full HLA status, (b) the designation of new provisional specificities of the HLA-B, HLA-C, and HLA-D loci, and (c) the establishment of a nomenclature for the new specificities identified by serological techniques on B lymphocytes.


Journal article


Bull World Health Organ

Publication Date





461 - 465


B-Lymphocytes, Cross Reactions, Epitopes, Histocompatibility Antigens, Terminology as Topic