We report here a novel variant of HLA-DRB1*10, DRB1*10:04, discovered in a Taiwanese volunteer bone marrow donor by a sequence-based typing (SBT) method. The DNA sequence of DRB1*10:04 differs from DRB1*10:01:01, in exon 2, at nucleotide positions 296 (G→A) and 303 (T→G). The nucleotide changes caused an amino acid substitution at amino acid residue 70 (R→Q). We hypothesize that the formation of DRB1*10:04 was probably the result of a gene recombination event where DRB1*10:01:01 received a minimum length of DNA sequence from DRB1*04:05:01, as the sequence of DRB1*10:04 is identical to DRB1*10:01:01 in exon 2 except the sequence from nucleotide 296 to nucleotide 303, which is identical to DRB1*04:05:01. The plausible HLA-A, -B, -C and -DRB1 haplotypes in association with DRB1*10:04 was deduced as A*01:01-B*37:01-C*06:02-DRB1*10:04.
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