The major histocompativility complex (MHC) in man is known as the HLA system and has been localized to a small segment of chromosome 6. The HLA complex is the most polymorphic genetic system found in humans. It is composed of a series of at least 11 closely linked genes. Based on the most recent nomenclature report (Bodmer et al. 1988) the World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes the expressed products of seven multiallelic loci (HLA-A, -B, -C, -D, -DR, -DP, and -DQ) along with the existence of three other genes (HLA-E, -DN, and -DO).
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