Microsatellites in the HLA region: 1998 update

Tissue Antigens. 1998 Oct;52(4):318-52. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-0039.1998.tb03054.x.


In order to update the review published in Tissue Antigens in 1997, we present here a new overview on microsatellites in the HLA region, including additional information, with focus on the following points: * Description of 103 microsatellite characteristics in the HLA region, 50 markers having been newly described since 1996. * An integrated map of the HLA region, including microsatellites and some HLA genes, revealing an important microsatellite density in the MHC (Class I, Class II and Class III regions). * A synthesis of microsatellite analysis in disease studies, summarizing results of microsatellite approaches in 24 pathologies, including autoimmune diseases, HLA-associated or HLA-linked diseases and cancers. * Other applications of HLA region microsatellites in population or transplantation studies.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Chromosome Mapping
  • Databases, Factual
  • Female
  • HLA Antigens / genetics*
  • Humans
  • Internet
  • Male
  • Microsatellite Repeats / genetics*


  • HLA Antigens