A novel HLA-B*18:80 allele identified by SBT typing in an Italian bone marrow volunteer donor

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A novel allele, officially named B*18:80, was detected in a Caucasoid individual by polymerase chain reaction–sequence-specific primers and SBT. The new allele differs from B*18:01:01 at two nucleotidic positions in codon 24 at exon 2.

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