Antigen Report: HLA-Bw73

  • F. Kissmeyer-Nielsen
  • B. Graugaard
  • P. Kühnl
  • W. R. Mayr

Abstract

This antigen, originally described by Mayr and Kirnbauer [1], has been assigned in 17–21 cells of the 5000 cell panel. Three sera, 9w245, 9w246 and 9w247, have Q scores between 7.5 and 6.0. They all miss approximately 20% of Bw73-positive cells, but at least two of these three sera react with all the cells. The three sera all contain anti-B7, anti-B27, and anti-Bw22 components. Thus, Bw73 can only be properly assigned on cells negative for these antigens. Serum 9w479 may be helpful, since in addition to Bw73 it contains anti-Cw4 and anti-Cw6 components, but not B7, B27 and Bw22 components. Furthermore, in some laboratories serum 9w440 behaved as an operationally specific anti-Bw73. Similar patterns were found in Caucasians and Negroes.

Keywords

Lymphoma 

Reference

  1. 1.
    Mayr WR, Kirnbauer M (1981) Rare HLA-A, B, C antigens in Caucasoids. In: Steinberg C, Lefkovits L (eds) The immune system, vol 2. Karger, Basel, pp 217–223Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Kissmeyer-Nielsen
    • 1
  • B. Graugaard
    • 1
  • P. Kühnl
    • 2
  • W. R. Mayr
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Clinical Immunology, Tissue Typing LaboratoryUniversity Hospital of ÅrhusÅrhus CDenmark
  2. 2.Institute of ImmunohematologyUniversity of FrankfurtFrankfurtFederal Republic of Germany
  3. 3.Institute of Blood Group SerologyUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria

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