The HLA Allele Cataloguing Project
Project leaders: Faviel Gonzalez, Derek Middleton, Kazutoyo Osoegawa & Medhat Askar
In this project participants are invited to submit data of samples of HLA alleles that are novel, classified as rare or with no enough information in the Allele Frequency Net Database (AFND, http://www.allelefrequencies.net). The project has 2 components:
- Submission of data to AFND confirming alleles that fulfill the criteria set above. These data will also be shared with the CWD alleles working group to be considered in generating future CWD alleles are equivalent/alternate lists.
- Submitters of alleles that meet these criteria may be invited to submit DNA samples to be confirmed by NGS based HLA typing in the Baylor University Medical Center Transplant Immunology Lab in Dallas, TX, USA.