The HLA FactsBook presents up-to-date and comprehensive information on the HLA genes in a manner that is accessible to both beginner and expert alike. The focus of the book is on the polymorphic HLA genes (HLA-A, B, C, DP, DQ, and DR) that are typed for in clinical HLA laboratories. Each gene has a dedicated section in which individual entries describe the structure, functions, and population distribution of groups of related allotypes. Fourteen introductory chapters provide a beginner's guide to the basic structure, function, and genetics of the HLA genes, as well as to the nomenclature and methods used for HLA typing. This book will be an invaluable reference for researchers studying the human immune response, for clinicians and laboratory personnel involved in clinical and forensic HLA typing, and for human geneticists, population biologists, and evolutionary biologists interested in HLA genes as markers of human diversity.
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 630 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm
"One might consider this book to be an HLA Thesaurus, which should be on the desk of every serious HLA research. The compilers have done a excellent job."
-European Federation for Immunogenetics Newsletter
"This information will prove invaluable to each laboratory and I suggest that each should have a copy of this book...the authors deserve our thanks for bringing the present available information together in one text - to do this was no mean feat."
-British Society of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Newsletter
"...the data are an absolute treasure...I must have spent days looking for this kind of information in the past."